Portion Control and How to Avoid Overeating (Top Tips Mini Series)

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Hey there my Flawsome Friend,

How’s today seeing you? Well I hope!

Living a healthy lifestyle is not about strict diet limitations, trying to be unrealistically thin or depriving yourself of the foods you love. For me, it’s all about feeling great, having more energy, improving my outlook on life and stabilising my mood.

There is some very overwhelming and conflicting diet advice out there, don’t be discouraged, you’re not alone.

Let me help you cut thought all this confusion and learn how to create a healthier lifestyle that is good for mind and body.

Whether your goal is to lose weight, gain weight, build muscle, become fitter, feel better, feel stronger, have more energy, check out my tips to help achieve a healthier improved you.

Continuing on today with my mini series on Top Tips to a Healthier Lifestyle, today we are going to talk about Portion Control with your Meals and how to avoid overeating.

My top tips to Portion Control-

  1. Do not rush your meals. Eat slowly to allow your body to register that it is full and to prevent you from overeating.
  2. Learn to enjoy your food by paying attention to its taste, texture, aroma, etc. This will gone you more satisfaction from your meals and prevent you from reach for unhealthy snacks later.
  3. Focus on how you feel after eating-this will help you adopt new healthy habits and tastes. The healthier the food you eat, the better you will feel afterwards. The more junk food you eat the more uncomfortable, nauseous and drained of energy you will feel.
  4. Avoid Mindless Eating-Mindless Eating is classified as any other reason than hunger to eat; Sight, stress, smell, taste, texture, boredom, anxiety, etc. If you are not truly hungry then distract yourself with a positive activity like walking, Reading, painting, call a friend…..
  5. Use smaller bowls and plates-studies have shown that people serve themselves 20-40% more food when using larger plates.

Plan of action to prevent overeating-

  1. Think about your food while you are eating it.
  2. Read food labels to get know portion size, etc.
  3. Be aware of the calories you are eating.
  4. Avoid hidden calories.
  5. Use a smaller plate.
  6. Load plate with vegetables.
  7. Don’t have unhealthy foods easily accessible.
  8. Plan situations that you know trigger mindless eating.
  9. Be realistic and aware of stress eating and emotional eating.

Are you an over eater?

Do you overload you plate and feel you should eat it all because you don’t want to waste it?

Well I hope you find these tips useful for you.

Let me know if you make some changes to your portion sizes today, I’d love to here from  you.

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Thank you for reading, hope you enjoyed. Please find my previous posts in the series here:

Setting Yourself Goals (4)

Little Changes, Add Up (3)

Sleep (2)

The Importance of Water (1)

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** DISCLAIMER **

I am not a dietician or a doctor.

The ideas suggested here, are intended to be used for educational purposes only based on my own personal experiences.

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