The Power of Portion Control: Tips for Smarter Eating Habits
Start with a smaller plate. Research shows that people tend to eat more when they use larger plates, as the empty space can make portions seem smaller.
Plate Size Matters
Pay attention to your body's hunger and fullness cues. Eat when you're hungry, and stop when you're satisfied.
Listen to Your Body
Engage all your senses while eating. Put away distractions like phones or screens, and savor each bite.
When it comes to snacks, avoid eating directly from the bag or container. Instead, pre-portion snacks into smaller servings.
When dining out, consider splitting entrees with a friend or asking for a to-go box at the beginning of the meal.
Divide and Conquer
Make up most of your plate with vegetables. They help add volume to meals without adding calories because they are low in calories and abundant in nutrients.
Load Up on Veggies