Portion control

Why it matters:

Portion control helps manage calorie intake, aiding weight management.

It prevents overeating and promotes balanced nutrition.

How to do it:

Listen to your body’s hunger and fullness cues.

Use visual cues, like your hand, to estimate portion sizes.

Tips for Success:

Opt for smaller plates and bowls to make portions appear larger.

Divide restaurant servings to avoid oversized portions.

Pre-portion snacks to avoid mindless munching.

Practice Mindful Eating:

Savor every bite and eat slowly to allow your body to signal fullness.

Avoid distractions like TV or phones during meals.

Balancing Variety:

Include a mix of different foods to ensure a well-rounded meal and proper nutrient intake.

Quality Over Quantity:

Focus on nutrient-dense foods to get the most bang for your buck in terms of health benefits.

Remember, it’s not just what you eat, but how much.

With portion control, you’re in charge of your plate and your health journey!

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