|Home > Expert Blogs > Diet Talk from the Doc|
AboutDr. Diet, is here to provide you with the best diet, fitness and nutrition tips and news. As a respected expert in the field of Health and Wellness, he's passionate about helping folks take control of their health and lose weight. And he does it all while "walking the walk" when it comes to eating healthy and being physically active!
» Meet Dr.Diet
» Save Author as Favorite
» See all DrDiet's Posts
Recent Posts» Cope Better During the Holidays
» Clear Your Head: Meditative Breathing
» Active Leisure: Your Secret to Good Health
» Overcoming Exercise Annoyances
» Achieve Balance in Your Life & Body
Archive» January 2007
» December 2006
» November 2006
» October 2006
» September 2006
» August 2006
If “portion distortion” has you wondering just what a healthy portion of food looks like, Dr. Lisa Young, author of The Portion Teller, has some easy tips for eyeballing portion sizes both inside and outside of your home.
Easy Ways to Keep your Portions Healthy
To read the full article, click here:
Dr. Diet weighs in:
If you're someone who eats quickly, is usually a member of the “clean-your-plate” club and doesn’t know when he or she is full until it’s too late, then you may be having a problem with portions.
Though anyone now and then can overeat when served a large, buffet-style meal, people who suffer from portion distortion fall for the “oversized food trap” (of which there are many!) time and time again.
Dr. Young lists some common ways to eyeball portions such as a 3 ounce serving of meat is the size of the palm of your hand, a cup of rice is the size of your fist or using a shot glass to estimate what 2 tablespoons of salad dressing looks like.
Another great portion control tool she mentions where you don’t have to pull out a measuring cup are small size baggies that hold about 1 cup fully packed or ¾ cup loosely packed of crackers, nuts, pretzels, baked chips or cereal.
A common portion control strategy is to find foods that are individually packed such as small cereal boxes that hold ¾ cup of cereal, nutrition or meal replacement bars, frozen entrees by Lean Cuisine or Amy’s and individual microwave popcorn bags.
One of the easiest ways to take control of food portions at home is to stop serving family style where all of the serving bowls and trays are in the center of the table – which just encourages us all to take seconds and thirds. Using smaller plates and bowls is another trick you can try that really works to keep your portions in check.
Hot Topicsdiet, weight loss, fitness, motivation, abs, restaurants, health, calories, stress, challenge, gyms, support, goals, points, exercise, metabolism, food, recipe
Most Popular Searches
Most Popular Blogs» Longer, Leaner Thighs: 5 Best Exercises
» We Announce The Challenge WINNER!
» Best Vitamins Dieters Not Getting
» The Dangerous Escape Food Provides
» Janel Hits The Farmers Market
Highest Rated Blogs» Are You Portion Savvy?
» Celebrating National Meditation Month
» Labor Day Spicy BBQ Chicken Recipe
» Greek Yogurt Gone Wrong!
» Kick Start Your Metabolism