Practicing portion control can help you lose weight and eat a healthy diet. But how much is too much? Use this pictorial guide to gauge serving sizes.
|Scooped by Rachel|
I believe my biggest downfall when it comes to my eating diet is the portion sizes. In this useful and very insightful article called “Slideshow: Secrets of Healthy Eating and Portion Control”, I learned all about how to strategize and eat healthy portions. I really enjoyed this site because it was an organized slideshow that was easy to understand. It started out with saying the top sources of calories in the average person’s diet were desserts, breads, and chicken, this was very interesting and helpful to me because I eat a LOT of bread. Instead of indulging on those items, it’s smarter to fill your diet with fruits and vegetables, lean protein, low-fat dairy, and whole grains. These foods have less calories, saturated fats, and fatty acids. Moving more into portioning food, I learned that dinner plates are bigger than they were in the 1950’s and we as humans are inclined to “clean our plates” by eating everything on them which isn’t always the healthiest decision, so to avoid that problem the slideshow suggested to put meals on smaller plates and not go back for seconds. In addition, it says to ask for the children’s portion at restaurants or share with a friend. The article goes on to say the exact amounts of different food groups you should be incorporating into your diet, which is very useful. I liked this site a lot and it provided me with a lot of information I will use in the future!