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I've learned that I have trouble saying no to left overs. So my solution has been to take and cook up big huge meals....yeah I know that seems the wrong thing to do......but I cook up huge meals and then I divide it all up into food saver bags to freeze. So that instead of having left overs in my fridge calling my name it's frozen in homemade portion controlled tv dinners. It keeps me from over eating and keeps the guess work out of measuring my food out every day.
This tip is of course for freezable items. Say your meat and cooked veggies. Example: Make a meatloaf and divide it up into serving sizes with your green beans and freeze, then add your salad after you heat the meatloaf and green beans.
When I began watching my weight and trying to keep my portion control in check I changed from a large dinner plate to a medium sized plate to eat of. It makes it look like I have a lot of food on my plate but it's just the medium plate full instead of the large one. This makes it easy to watch my portion sizes.
Cereal portions are a lot smaller than the bowls we eat out of! When I have actually measured out the serving sizes, they are so small I end up deciding to double it--not like I need the calories! An easy fix is to pour the milk into the bowl first. The cereal seems to settle into an empty bowl, but if the milk is already there, the bowl appears more full, and that makes it easier to accept the portion size as a decent meal.
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