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Portion Control

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

That's all I read and all I hear about when it comes to changing my lifestyle. It's everywhere. Rightly so though. I struggle with my portions everyday. For instance, today when I came home I had two peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch. I was just really hungry and didn't stop myself. I did know I was doing it and mentioned it to my husband. So I consciously ate what I guess is the equivalent of two portions.

I understand that controlling what I eat is very important. But I was talking with my husband and he made a very good point. It's probably not good to go from eating the way I have been to suddenly restricting myself. I'm aware of what I'm eating though and can pinpoint things that are not good for me. I think that is an important step. I'm also doing really well with my water intake. Plus I'm on track with my exercise this week, even though I did not do any today. So my next task seems to be reeling in my portions. I bet this is just going to be so much fun! emoticon
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  • v KTIERNAN09
    Your body is an amazing thing and will adapt to your new, healthier lifestyle faster than you might think (and thank you for it!).

    As someone who used to eat a full frozen pizza in one sitting and not think twice. (gross to think about now and I'm not even that far into my journey!), I totally understand how hard this part of it all can be. It helped me to really concentrate, not on "portion control" which always sounded so restricting (that word control does it), but giving my body what it needs, what it REALLY needs, and no more. A sparker early on told me to remember that "Food is fuel" pure and simple.

    Keep at it! You're doing fabulous!
    1081 days ago
  • v NEWME1027
    Baby steps! Pick one or two things to change. Then build on your success. emoticon
    1081 days ago
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