Using portion control to lose weight, there are many diet plans are based. You can either join a group like Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig or use portion control yourself. If you get into the habit of practicing portion control, you will lose weight and be able to maintain it. It will become second nature and you will not feel like you’re on a diet. Follow these steps to learn portion control
You need:. .
A positive attitude and a plan
You can still eat your favorite foods, just cut the parts that you are used to in half. If you feel hungry add celery, carrots and apples to the meal. They take a long time to eat and you will have time to feel full before you get used to eating smaller portions.
When eating at home, place the food on the plates in the kitchen. Do not put serving bowls on the table. This discourages second helpings, the enemy of portion control.
Never accept you size the offer at a fast food restaurant. Meal deals are not a good idea, skip the fries all together and just have a sandwich and diet drinks.
Learn to know how much a serving is. 3 grams of meat, the recommended portion, is the size of a deck. One serving of potatoes or rice is about the size of a tennis ball. An ounce of cheese is the size of four dice. Most of us are accustomed to portions that are actually 2 or 3 servings. Train your eyes to know what a serving is.
Use a smaller plate. Our plates have gotten bigger and bigger, and we want to fill them up. Use a smaller plate and smaller portions will look larger. Portion control is about retraining your eye.
Tips and Warnings
Consult your physician before starting a diet.