I believe that portion control is one of the very important aspects of weight loss and maintaining that weight loss. LEARN WHAT A "PROPER" PORTION LOOKS LIKE!
I found a good chart for guidance that can be printed out and posted on your refrigerator or carried in your wallet at:
For the FRIDGE: www.prevention.com/portioncontrol/pdf/PC-p
For your WALLET: www.prevention.com/portioncontrol/pdf/PC-p
Has pictures, food type (grains, veggies, dairy, meat, etc.), sizes and number of servings per day. It does use the "hockey puck, tennis ball," etc., but, if you're not familiar with these items--go to a sports store, take a really good, long look (and/or measurements) of such items so you know what they look like.
I have been using portion control for so many years that I am pretty good at "eyeballing" portion sizes, but I do go back every once in a while to actually measuring things, just to verify or correct my eyeballing. Good to be able to do this when you're eating away from home in a restaurant, at a friend's home, etc.
- 3/2/2011 4:37:52 PM