Ever been to a restaurant and thought, wow, this is a lot of food. If you are like most of us, your next thought is I have to finish my plate. We have been programmed to eat too much. This is why Americans don’t know what correct portion sizes truly look like. Portion size and eating 5 small meals throughout the day is the secret to a great metabolism.
Correct portion control is the key to eating healthy and achieving the weight loss we so desire. Eating the right portion size gives you more energy throughout the day as well. Live Lean Today’s online meal plan takes you through creating weekly menus with the correct portion size for you. Start Now, 7 Days for Free
Take out a measuring cup and measure 1/3 cup of cooked pasta. This is one serving. The average person needs 2-3 servings per meal. You might be surprised to see how much you are eating. LIVE’s Nutrition Plan has thousands of food items in its servings list so we will be able to support you no matter what you eat. LIVE’s Nutrition Plan lays out for you exactly what portions should be in each of your meals and allows you to pick what you want to eat.
You don’t have to measure your food. In the beginning measuring your food can be helpful. As you start living your healthy portion lifestyle, you will find that you now know what correct portion size is for you. Even when you go to restaurants, you will be able to eat just what you want, and then you have a great snack to take home for later.
“Finish your plate” and “don’t ruin dinner” are adding to us gaining weight. You will find when you start eating correct portions throughout the day that you are no longer starving and the cravings go away. It can become impossible to “finish your plate.” When we “finish our plate,” we are eating because that is what we were told to do instead of what is good for our body. Our whole goal is to “ruin dinner.” We want to “ruin dinner” with a small meal of correct portions, and then eat dinner with small correct portions. When we skip our afternoon snack, we then lose our portion control and eat too much at dinner.
With the correct portion control, we can eat anything we want. Everything is moderation and at the correct portion size can be added to your diet. In LIVE’s Nutritional Plan, we show you how to add even beer, wine, and drinks into your successful metabolism raising diet. As a member you can always ask portion control questions in our message board. Where LIVE’s Dieticians will give their expert advice to support you. Also, if you join the Live Lean Program, you can interact live with your own dietician. Together we can over come any diet with distorted portions.