Have you been overindulging during quarantine? Does eating too much and drinking too much ring a bell? If it has been like this for months and months you may now be feeling heartburn, bloating and a lack of energy on the daily. Perhaps it’s time to boot up again and get back into shape. But how, you may ask? I am going to share an easy solution to get you back to being healthy and it begins with portion control.
Some misunderstand portion control as losing out on enough daily nutrition due to literally eating less. Others have no idea about the concept whatsoever. Between you and me I just need to be informed, to learn about it and how significant an impact portion control makes to know it’s the easiest solution to rescuing me from overindulging during covid.
So what is portion control? by definition it means to choose a healthy amount of food to eat each meal. Choosing a healthy amount to eat helps you get the benefits of the nutrients in the food without overeating. Portion control is important because it helps you:
- Digest food easier
- Lose excess weight
- Feel energized
Here’s an example of what your meals should look like throughout the day:
Breakfast - 8am
- 3/4 Protein
- 1/4 Grain
Lunch - 12pm
- 1/4 Protein
- 1/4 Grain
- 1/4 Fruits
- 1/4 Veggies
Dinner - 5pm
- 1/4 Protein
- 1/4 Grain
- 1/2 Veggies
In addition to feeling healthy, portion control is one of the key factors in winning your weight loss challenge in a reasonable time frame. There are a few known and consistent arguments about how to most effectively lose weight, however to simplify weight loss means being disciplined and being consistent with your meal portions.
The process of learning meal portion control takes time. I think this picture explains the process many of us face.
Set yourself up for success by doing these 4 actions first:
- Eat nutritionally dense food. Meals should be about nutrition, not starving yourself.
- Stay hydrated. Drink about 6 cups of water each day.
- Create a meal plan that holds you accountable for the portions you eat, that way you can successfully feel great again.
- Set achievable weight loss goals and reach out to people you know that have been successful. Hearing their stories helps.
Delivery meal plan companies like BistroMD are the best decision for beginners learning how to portion control. BistroMD is one of the first places for a hands-on approach to portion control. To your significant benefit Dr. Cedarquist is a specialist in diets and healthy eating therefore portion control is built into all of BistroMD’s meals, from breakfast to lunch to dinner and for snacks in between. There are customizable plans made for every type of person. Many beginning weight loss contenders have no idea what an impact portion control makes in combination with maintaining the healthy daily intake of all the nutrients. That’s why I choose Bistro MD because rest assured no matter from what perspective one is beginning or working to improve their efforts at getting to the optimum weight BistroMD is based entirely on packing the healthiest punch possible per serving.
Don’t Stop Believing. You got this.
Remember, you can do this. Believe in yourself and everyone else will too. The change starts with you. Yes, this new skill will take time to learn. But I promise you this, you will be very happily surprised by how the experience of conquering the effective eating adventure generates the “Yes I Can!” attitude about some many other important ‘must do’ things in life. You will start saying to yourself, “If I can do this, I can do anything.” It becomes ingrained at deep subconscious levels. Your confidence sores. And sooner than later walking down the street becomes a whole new adventure in itself.