6 Simple Portion Tips (to Help You Manage Your Weight)
Managing your weight doesn't have to be a daunting task! At Heal 360, we believe that it’s all about simple, doable steps.
To get you started on the path to healthier eating habits and better portion control, here are 6 easy tips for managing your weight with portioning.
Eating mindfully is a great way to get in tune with your body and better understand when it needs nourishment. Take time between bites to notice how full or hungry you feel, savor each bite, and pay attention to textures and flavors. This will help you avoid overindulging due to distractions like TV or phone screens.
Keep Track of What You Eat
Writing down what you eat during the day is a useful tool for gaining insight into your eating habits and understanding what works and doesn’t work for your diet. Keeping track of your meals can also provide motivation since seeing the progress made over time helps reinforce positive behavior changes.
Know Your Portion Sizes
Knowing proper portion sizes is key when it comes to weight management as it allows you to better control the number of calories you are consuming in each meal or snack. A good rule of thumb is using your palm as a guide – protein should be the size of one palm, carbs the size of two palms, and non-starchy vegetables the size of two fists!
Cut Out Unnecessary Snacks
Snacking isn’t always bad but if done too often or without paying attention to portion sizes, it can lead to unhealthy weight gain over time. Make sure that when you do snack throughout the day, they are nutritious options like nuts, seeds, fruits, and yogurt rather than processed snacks like candy or chips.
Drink More Water
Staying hydrated isn’t just important for overall health but also for managing hunger levels - many times thirst can be mistaken for hunger! Aim for at least 8 glasses per day, adding in some sparkling water or fresh slices of citrus fruits if plain water gets boring after a while!
Listen To Your Body
Lastly, listening to your body’s signals can be incredibly helpful when it comes to healthy weight management – if it tells you it needs rest – take a break from exercise; if it says it’s hungry – eat something nourishing; etc. Learning how to differentiate between physical sensations such as hunger versus emotional triggers such as boredom can go a long way in helping with proper portion control!
Weight control doesn't need to be difficult. If you're having trouble figuring out a meal plan that works best for you, head to your nearest Heal 360 clinic and we'll help you sort it out.