The experts are always pushing portion control and I finally figured out why!!! The less you eat, the smaller your stomach will get (internally and externally). SO when you're over-eating, you're actually expanding your stomach's size. Therefore, you're training your stomach to need more food to fill you up. Your stomach is a muscle and you can and WILL always be able to train it the way you want. Big or small - you decide. Smaller you say???? Ahhh yes - well then you must stop eating once you feel full. I know it's hard - trust me, I know. This tends to go hand in hand with my last blog "Chew Your Food People": the more you chew your food, the slower you will be eating and the easier it will be for you to feel your tummy saying it is full.
When ordering a meal, either split the meal with someone, order a half order, a delicious little appetizer or push half the meal off the plate and onto the floor - your server will be happy to clean it up :) Kidding! Push it to the side, ask for a take away box and take it home for another meal. Noooo... not a midnight snack. This saves you money and belly!
Order your food before getting your buzz on: having a drink prior to ordering my food always makes me order unhealthy food, or no food; depending on if I want to get drunk or not! Ha! I'm way too truthful on this blog... Regardless, the best menu choices are always made with a sober frame of mind.
Not every salad is a healthy choice! Make sure you're reading the ingredients in the salad description before ordering. If there are 3 different types of cheese in the salad with breaded chicken and bacon bits, it's probably not the best choice of salad.
- ALWAYS order the dressing on the side;
- ALWAYS order the cheese on the side; and
- ALWAYS say no to the garlic bread or toast that comes with the salad.
In your own kitchen, it's always easier to control your portions and control what you're eating. The smaller your meals, the more meals you will get to eat throughout the day! Think about how much fun that will be! Let me know your strategies for portion control in our comments box below!!
Feeling weak, anxious and unconnected to my body lead me to start exercising. I joined a dance class once a week and after every dance class I had a glow about me, and it wasn't just from the sweat that I built up in class, it was something more. I realized it was the endorphins that were being produced from the physical activity I was doing. Join me and start moving and feel the difference. Read my blog to get motivation, try the exercises I've posted, contact me for personal training, bootcamps, workout cards or just go for a walk. Any activity is good activity.