Portion control

Whilst making healthier appetite choices in my first few days I noticed an issue with portion control. I need to accept that 20g of cheese is not half a block and that one baked potato is enough to build a meal around.

I found this handy guide I will follow for the duration of this diet:

  • Your palm determines your protein portions.
  • Your fist determines your veggie portions.
  • Your cupped hand determines your carb portions.
  • Your thumb determines your fat portions.

Furthermore a friend who successful lost half her body weight through group dieting also suggested I get prepping portions as soon as the groceries are through the front door.

The 200g cheese block can be split into 10x20g portions in cling film or parchment. Divide pasta into 2 ounce portions, separate spaghetti with string and shells into food bags.

The same goes for treats. You can lie to yourself and say you’ll cut it all out but eating a small serving of those candy bites rather than the whole bag during a relapse will be much easier to move on from.

Butternut squash lasagnes and leftovers should also be divided into portions to avoid over indulgence and bulked up with veggies.

Looks like ill be investing in some kitchen scales!


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