Is portion control just a gimmick?

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.

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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.

If you want to try portion control at home and have someone hold you accountable to your goals…  I’m your girl!

Whether you want to:

  • lose weight
  • gain energy
  • commit to a healthier lifestyle

I can help you with all those things in my 21 Day Fix Challenge!

In the group, I’ll share 21 of my favorite crock pot meals, and you’ll get the results you are looking for or your money back, guaranteed.

Want more info?  Check it out here!

*If you are interested, you can read the rest of the article I referenced here

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Studies Show Accountability Partners Help You Achieve Greater Success!

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What is the number one reason people order a program like P90X, Insanity, or the 21 Day Fix and never even open the box?

No accountability.

When customers order from an infomercial or website with no coach, no support, and no accountability, odds are pretty high that the box won’t even be opened… and if it is, chances are even lower that you’ll finish 1/3 of the program.

That’s where people like me come in! As your personal coach, I’m here to make sure you DO open that box, that you DO commit to the program, that you DO finish it and get the awesome results you are looking for.

Check out these benefits of accountability from The Art of Simple:

1. A LITTLE FRIENDLY COMPETITION

If your “accountability partner” has set the same goal as you, a little bit of friendly competition can go a long way. Last year, some friends of ours both decided they wanted to lose weight. They created their own Biggest Loser competition, and the one who lost the highest percentage of weight at the end of 8 weeks was declared the winner. Knowing they were competing for a prize (even just the prize of being able to say “I won!”) helped them both stay on track and achieve their individual goals.

2. ENCOURAGEMENT TO KEEP GOING

Sometimes we attach so much significance to achieving a goal that when we experience a setback — which is inevitable at some point along the way — we just throw our hands up in the air and decide that the goal isn’t worth pursuing after all. An outside party can encourage you during setbacks and plateaus or when you experience a lack of motivation, helping you look past the momentary failure to see the bigger goal.

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3. AN HONEST LOOK

If an accountability partner is just patting you on the back or nodding their head when you make excuses, then they’re not really holding you accountable after all. An important part of being accountable to someone is giving them permission to be honest with you. They should be comfortable telling you when you’ve gotten off track or pointing out areas where you may want to focus more of your efforts.

4. IDEAS AND INSPIRATION

Sometimes, you may look for someone who is more of a mentor than an accountability partner. If they’ve walked the road before you and achieved the goal you’re striving for, they can share ideas, tips and experiences that will help you along the way.

… At the end of the day, just knowing that someone is going to ask you how you’re doing with a goal or resolution can be the extra bit of motivation you need to stay on track.

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Have you ever had an “accountability partner”? Do you think being held accountable would help you to reach your goals?

That’s what I am here for!  Accountability is the REASON coaches exist! If you want someone to hold you accountable to your goals as you journey down a new path to better health and fitness, fill out my application below and let’s chat!  

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Have you thought about what it means to TAKE CONTROL OF  your life??

Watch the video below RIGHT NOW to find out how…

When you subtract the amount of hours you sleep, work, and commute, you probably don’t have more than one, maybe two hours per day to do what you would like to do, and that’s if you have the money and energy to do it!

 

Team Beachbody helps you gain ALL three!

 

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Want to learn more about the coaching opportunity?

Read on, then fill out the form below and schedule an appointment with Amy today!

Want to learn how you can earn a full time income working from home and earn free vacations for your family while helping yourself and others achieve their health and fitness goals?

Beachbody is the company that makes P90X, Insanity and the 21 Day Fix. They also sell the top nutrition supplement on the market, a meal replacement with more than 70 superfoods called Shakeology. They also have an amazing home business opportunity like Pampered Chef or Scentsy but without the parties. Basically it works like this – you get amazing results with Beachbody products, share the benefits with your friends and family, and you make a commission off anything that is ordered through you.

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I have been working as a coach for Beachbody for about 3 years now. I started when I was going through chemotherapy and drinking Shakeology really helped me during my treatments. It’s a quality product that I love and believe in. I never expected that this would be the start of a career for me, but having cancer was a wake up call for me.  I wanted to be around to take care of my kids, and having cancer made me realize that I needed to change the way I was eating, exercising, and taking care of my body.

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I started running monthly challenge groups for my friends and family, to help them start exercising, eating clean, and taking care of themselves.  I wanted to pass on what I had learned to everyone that I knew.  I watched my friends start getting results, feeling better about their health and becoming more confident.  Aside from being a mom, it’s the most fulfilling job I’ve ever had.

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By the end of my first year as a coach, I was making as much as I used to make at my full time job, before I stopped working to stay at home with my kids. By this summer, I had doubled that amount. I’m on track to be making a six figure income this year, working from home.  In my first year, I also ended up earning a free trip to Disneyworld with my family and then another one to Argentina.  In my second year, I earned a trip to Dana Point California and a cruise to Cozumel and Grand Cayman.

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I started out working 1-2 hours per day and now I work 3-4 on a long day. The extra income we have has allowed us to become financially free on a military income and we are able to live without stress about money.

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As a coach, my team is ranked #86 out of over 300,000 teams and I’m looking for people who believe in the company and our products, who want to end obesity and disease, to join my team. I will be working with you one on one with them to create the same sort of results that I have seen in my own business. If that is a step you are ready to take, watch this video and submit your applications via the link below.  I look forward to hearing from you!

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