1. Don’t Rely Upon “Eying” Food
It is a fact most people don’t measure the amount of food that they serve themselves, but you would be surprised how many servings you are actually consuming when you don’t pre-measure your food. In a recent survey when people did not use measuring cups or scales to measure their food, they ate enough food to serve 4-5 people! Even when you dine out in a restaurant and order from the “lighter side of menu” you are still being served enough food for 3 people on average!
What to Do: Make your measuring cups, measuring spoons & food scales your best friend. If you don’t have these, you can use visuals such as a deck of cards to represent a portion of protein, a pair of dice is a serving of healthy fat and tennis ball is a serving of a healthy carb!
2. Don’t Eat Off Other Peoples’ Plates
This is a habit that many people struggle with. Picking from people’s plate can nickel and dime you into “weight loss debt.” A few extra bites off of someone else’s weight can increase your caloric intake anywhere from 300-500 calories a day! Continue reading “How to Avoid Weight Gain & Trim Down Quickly”