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To this day, I have a hard time visually accepting a "portion size"... that little scoop? That's it, that's all??
Well you can make those little scoops appear like much more, and feel like much more when you eat them, by bulking everything up with veggies. I.e. pasta... ok so a serving of pasta is 1 cup (or less), not three (as I would have eaten). Sooo... take out the excess 2 cups of pasta, and add in 2 cups of sauteed mushrooms, peppers and zucchini. Voila, a giant, appealing-looking filling plate of food.
Or, trade out the starchy vegetables (small portions! i.e. potatoes) for other kinds... I started occassionally skipping on the rice or potato altogether, and just having a massive salad and another side veggie. Now, more often than not I don't bother with potato, rice, bread.... and my plate is always heaping while keeping the calories down to 500 give or take.
Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)
| current weight: 172.5