Obesity is on the rise because people eat too many calories and do not exercise enough.
Portion control is a very important factor for losing weight, but to be healthy AND fit exercise is also a must.
But first, here’s how to handle your extra-large portions…
Stop Cleaning Your Plate
Your mother did a great job teaching you to “clean your plate.” The problem now lies in the fact that your plate is probably loaded with more than 3 times the calories that you really need.
What’s the solution?
Realize that it is O.K. to leave food on your plate.
Eating everything on the plate is probably a habit now, but it is one that you can break.
Focus on how you feel halfway through your meal. Are you satisfied? If you are, stop eating.
Most of us are in such a hurry. We rush to work, rush to lunch, rush through errands and then rush home.
Food consumption is no exception. Most meals are devoured before your stomach has the chance to let you know that it is full.
Eat your next meal slower than usual. Try to make it last 20 minutes.
Chew each bite thoroughly, put down the fork and pay attention for signs that you may be getting full. Once you realize that you are satisfied, stop eating. There. You just tailored your portion down to its proper size.
I understand that it may be very difficult for you to leave food on your plate, so just do some strategic planning.
The next time you go out to eat do one of the following two options:
Share an entrée with a friend and this will cut your calories down dramatically, while still giving you the satisfaction of clearing your plate.
If sharing isn’t an option, then ask your waiter to bring a to-go box along with your order. As soon as the food is placed in front of you, put half of it into the to-go box. You are now left with a reasonable portion and even have your next meal taken care of.
Getting you into great shape is my passion—it’s a job that I don’t take lightly.
Allow me to get you fit and strong the safe, healthy way.