Portion Control

"7 Portion-Control Tricks for Weight-Loss" Review

Are you struggling with weight loss even though you've changed your diet drastically? The answer may lie in the amount on your plate. While substance is always the most important, don't forget that you can still gain weight from eating too much of the good stuff too.

In our overindulgent society, everything is supersized for value, and you should reconsider the amount you're eating every meal. Take a look at the portion-control tricks below and quickly adapt your eating approach (from the recent msn.com article "Portion-Control Tricks for Weight-Loss")!

Here are some Portion-Control Tricks for Weight-Loss.

1. Eating out- Share a meal with a friend, or eat half of your meal and bring the other half home. Always ask for your dressing on the side.

2. Plan your meals ahead of time- Write down your meals for the week and prepare them ahead of time.

3. Don’t skip meals- Skipping meals is harmful to your body. You will end up hungrier, which in turn will lead to overeating. Try eating a minimum of three times a day.

4. Don’t place serving bowls on the table- How will you ever control the amount of food you consume when you are staring at a full bowl of food in front of you at the table? Keep the serving bowls on the kitchen counter and the pots on the stove. This way, you are not tempted to dig in for some more.

5. Measure and weigh your food- Measuring and weighing your food is a great way to control your portions. Read the nutrition labels on your food and measure out one serving. This way you avoid overeating.

6. Use simple substitutions- Purchase natural, plant-based ingredients to control the calories you consume during your meal.

7. Use portion control plates- Yes, there are actually plates that are embedded with lines to separate your foods and portions.

What portion-control tricks do you use while meeting with a Chicago personal trainer?

Are you having trouble attaining any level of weight loss success? Check out the list of tips and tricks in my post The 68 Best Ways to Lose Body Fat and More.

Picture Credit: Welldoing.org - Which of these plates will help you lose weight?

Article Credit:
Author: Michael Moody Fitness with excerpt sourced from the article " Portion-Control Tricks for Weight-Loss " on MSN.com.
"7 Portion-Control Tricks for Weight-Loss" Review
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