Portion Control …
Much Should I Eat?
What is Portion Control?
What is a proper portion?
How do I keep from being hungry?
If you eat enough of the proper foods, your body
will be satiated.
Smaller amounts of more varied things helps you feel more full, and
balances out your nutritional needs.
I can't speak about other countries, but here in
America, the average
restaurant serves portions that are way out of proportion to what we
should be eating.
Portion Control can be a simple as ordering the
smallest cut of meat on
Or, having a small order of fries with your small hamburger.
You don't need to 'SuperSize' your orders, unless
you want to be
SuperSized as well.
There is almost no-one on this planet that needs a
20 ounce Porter
House steak with their meal.
Especially, not when a baked potato, vegetables, and a salad all come
with the steak.
Contrary to what my Grandmother always told me…
It is not always necessary to make 'upside down
As in, finish everything on the plate, so that if you turn it upside
down, it won't rain food on the table.
There is no shame, and great frugality, in taking
home half of your
Or saving more for 'leftover night'
You will have a much more gratifying meal if you
can eat small amounts
of lots of things.
Instead of having a huge portion of only a couple of items.
Portion control comes down to eating enough to
satisfy your hunger,
without filling yourself to capacity.
Eating foods that fill you up more is a great way
to do this.
Starches, fibers, and proteins will all fill you up quickly, and help
you keep from getting hungry quickly.
These substances break down slowly in the
Nice Restaurants serve bread on the table to be
eaten before even the
appetizers show up.
This allows you to have one or two pieces to fill up space in your gut,
and wake up the receptors in your system that pay attention to when
you've had 'enough' to eat.
Eating slowly, and having an extended meal with
multiple small courses
is a great way to consume a meal.
You get a chance to enjoy a wider variety of foods, and end up eating
less, because your body has more time to determine and tell you when it
has had enough.
Portion Control is about Taking
Control of how much you eat.
You can't leave it up to someone else to decide how much is right for
you to eat.
That's not completely true...
We now have the Gastric
Bypass Diet, LapBand Procedure, and even Ear Stapling for Weight Loss
which will FORCE you to
practice Portion Control
Eat for substance, taste, and variety.
Avoid Eating, just to eat.
Just because you "can" eat a large pizza by
yourself, doesn't mean you
The CDC has a nice page on Portion Control here
your choices, and practice Portion Control as part of your daily life.
Head for the top of Portion
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