Saturday, February 09, 2013
5 and 6 left!
Is there something you eat often that you have learned to cut the calories on?
What works best for you?
PORTION SIZES! Oh knowing those things is a life saver! I'm obsessed with peanut butter! (It is a total unconditional Love relationship, I don't care about all of its dangers, I love it for who it is and it doesn't need to change a single thing about itself) Obviously I can delude myself into whatever I want and then whine I'm not making progress or I can take control.
I've switched to as few ingredients as possible and halved my portion size. For normal people it's 2 tablespoons, for me: 1. I apply this to any food I love eating and have memorized their calorie counts.
This way, I feel like I'm eating more (2 tablespoons is 2 servings, that's twice as much as 1 serving!).
I am sure to savor what I'm eating (it makes a lot less go a lot further). I mix with other things, sometimes just knowing underneath the layer of cilantro (low oil no nut) spread is a thin layer of butter is enough to not need even half a serving of it.
I like to log my food before I eat it, planning how much of what I eat. I then can see how many calories I will eat and what I have "room for" to treat myself with or where I am being decadent. This way there are few surprises when eating and am better equipped not to have an extra serving because it's there.