3 Valuable Dining Tips For Portion Control - Stop Overeating Now!

Overeating is a vice that can be easily conquered once you know the difference between a proper portion and the mountain of food most restaurants serve. Here are three invaluable tips on portion control. Learn more!

Article Summary:
  • Eating at a slower pace will prevent you from overeating.
  • Use every day household items as a reference guide for portion control.
  • Buffets are a huge derailment when trying to achieve your goals.
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    Be In Control:
    Dining Tips To Be Your Own "Portion Patrol"

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    Overeating is a vice that can be easily conquered once you know the difference between a proper portion and the mountain of food that most restaurants serve you.

    Nobody expects you to walk around with a measuring cup in your handbag every time you go out to dinner which is why you want to educate yourself on what you need to eat to burn fat and get those bikini-model flat abs, toned arms and that round butt that you know you are worthy of!

    By learning how to "eye-ball" what a proper portion looks like, your meals out will not result in guilty negative self-talk or the "walk of shame" to your bathroom scale the next morning. Just because you want to look like a bikini model and lead a healthy & fit lifestyle should not alienate you from leading a "normal" life.

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    Author, Angelique Millis Is Here To Teach
    You How To "Eye-Ball" A Proper Portion Of Food.

    Here are some tips to keep you on track to your weight loss success!

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      Keeping this in mind, next time you are out a restaurant, ask the waiter for a take-out container as soon as you receive your food so that you can cut it in half and box the rest for lunch the next day!

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      Try to eat slowly and enjoy your company and the conversation. Remember, it takes about 20 minutes to start to feel full, so eating at a slower pace will prevent you from overeating.

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      There is no other way of putting it - buffets should be outlawed. Avoid buffets like the plague. Portion control is thrown out the window the second you get yourself into an "all-you-can-eat" situation. It's a "lose-lose" situation.

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    Avoid Buffets Like The Plague.

      Everyone I know (myself included) wants to get the "most for their money" and it never fails - you end up leaving the buffet feeling sick, bloated and guilty. If you are on a quest for flat abs, buffets are a HUGE derailment that will set you back a couple of days.

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    In order to keep your "guesstimated" portions in check (I doubt there will be a food scale handy when you sit down to eat) you can use every day household items as a mental reference guide.

    For instance, three ounces of chicken or steak equals the size of a deck of cards or an audio tape; one ounce of chicken or steak is the size of a matchbook; and one cup of potatoes, rice or pasta is about the size of a tennis ball. Here are some more standard serving sizes.

    STANDARD SERVING SIZES
    Food Serving Size Visual Equivalent
    Cereal 1 cup A Basebell
    Salad Dressing 2 tbs A Shot Glass
    Nuts 1 oz A Cupped Palm
    Cheese 1 oz A Ping-Pong Ball
    Hamburger 3 oz A Mayo Jar Lid
    Peanut Butter 1 tsp One Die
    Beef 3 oz A Bar Of Soap
    Rice 1/2 cup An Ice Cream Scoop
    Potato   A Computer Mouse
    Dinner Roll   A Yo-Yo
    Butter 1 tsp A Scrabble Tile
    Fruit 1 cup A Tennis Ball
    Cooked Pasta 1/2 cup A Golf Ball
    Fish 3 oz A Checkbook
    Poultry 3 oz A Deck Of Playing Cards

    You will soon learn that portion control is what will make you or break you on your fitness journey. Remember, you can work out for an hour every single day at maximum intensity and have all the drive and dedication in the gym, but it's what you are doing the other 23 hours of the day that will make you or break you.

    PORTION SIZES
    What Is A Portion? How Do You Know How Much To Eat?
    • A portion of carbohydrates is the size of your fist.
    • A portion of protein is the size of your palm.
    • A portion of vegetables is the size of your open hand.

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    Conclusion
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    Don't sabotage yourself by spending all your energy on the exercise part of the "Fit Equation" and little to no energy on the food planning and portion control.

    About The Author:

      For more information or to read about my weight loss journey and fitness competition preparation, go to www.AngeliqueMillis.com.