I am an avid believe that learning appropriate portion sizes is so important when it comes to controlling our weight.
Many people believe portion control is a current fad and mostly unnecessary. For those who do attempt portion control, “eyeballing it” seems to be the preferred way to measure… and more often than not, our view of appropriate size portions is extremely unrealistic.
But is portion control just a gimmick? According to some researchers, NO! it’s not!
*A recent study from the University of New South Wales concluded that more than any other factor, the size of the serving is what determines how much we eat. Simply put, large servings make us eat more, even when we already know that this will happen…
I think most of us are aware that portion sizes in restaurants and even in our homes have increased considerably over the years. It seems from this study that even knowing this, we still consume the larger portions.
If you have trouble with this and really want to apply this study on portion control in a restaurant, for example, don’t wait until they put the double-sized portion in front of you: tell them to cut it in half in the kitchen and box half of it to give you later when you are leaving.
As for applying it at home, plate the food in the kitchen in the appropriate portion for each individual, not serving family-style at the table. Do not make enough for leftovers, unless you are planning on having it for other meals, and in this case, package and store the food before sitting down to eat.
Another great option for implementing portion control is the 21 Day Fix. On first glance, the containers look tiny (!!) and unlike they would be able to hold enough food to fill you up, but surprisingly, I have NEVER been hungry following the 21 Day Fix portion control meal plan.
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