How to Control Your Portion Sizes!

Lady Diet from
September 27, 2006
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How to Control Your Portion Sizes

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I am sure growing up, many of us were not taught to portion control, instead we were asked to finish all the food on our plate even when we were full. Those eating behaviors that we developed as children are often the hardest to overcome. Now as adults we often eat too much too fast and may not realize how many calories we are consuming, until we start to feel sick from being too full

According to Dr. Robert Kushner, Medical Director of, here are five simple things you can do to help control your portions:

-5 seconds before you start your meal, remind yourself to eat slowly and enjoy your food.

-5 minutes into your meal put down your fork and sit back away from the table. Then ask yourself if you are full. If so, stop eating even if there is food left on your plate.

-Picture a plate divided into three, with two small sections and one large section. Put your vegetables in the large section and divide your meat and starch into the two smaller ones.

-When you eat out, portions tend to be larger. Eat half your meal and than have the rest wrapped up to take home with you. You can get two dinners for the price of one!

-Avoid appetizers and alcoholic drinks that fill you up with empty calories before your meal.

So there you have it. Easy to follow tips to downsize your portions and increase your chances for successful weight loss.

If you have any comments or suggestions about today’s topic or any fun health, diet or fitness tips, please feel free to email me at LadyDietPodcast at dietdotcom This is Lady Diet, signing off!

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