If you are planning to lose weight, then we are here with the best idea someone can ever give and that is Portion Control. To my surprise, most of the people in the world have not even heard about it even though it is one of the best way to lose weight. So, let’s talk about Portion Control. It is controlling the portion or size of meal one can take in a day, with the aim to take balance of nutrients and get right amount of energy. The best thing about it is that you can eat everything, but you just need to take care of the serving size. You do not need to count grams of carbohydrate or fats and not even calories.
A great myth about portion control is that you need to eat small portions of everything. The goal should be to understand the portion sizes that one can take, especially of those food that are rich in carbohydrates and fats. To elaborate it, the standard serving size of taking carbohydrates is half-cup. For example, if you are eating rice or pasta, take 5-6 table spoons of them. If you are eating chapati, a small CD sized chapati would be the best option. The fried item should not be taken more than 3 tablespoons in a day. And standard size of cooked chicken or any meat would be the size of a deck of cards. The best part is you can eat 2 cups of fruit and 3 cups of vegetables in a day. Another thing to consider is to totally cut off the sugary food. The eating habits regarding to right-sized portions are not learned in a day. It requires time, consistency, awareness and knowledge.
Now let’s discuss few more tips that needs to be followed with PC to make it work. This includes:
- Taking at least 12 glasses of water daily.
- Use smaller serve ware and dishes, so less looks more.
- Take the right-serving size and do not take again.
- Eat slowly.
- Add more salad in your plate.
- Drink green tea twice a day without sugar.
- Use small glasses for beverages, milk and juices. Use large glass for water.
- Workout or walk for at least 30 minutes in daily.
Benefits of PC:
There are numerous benefits of Portion Control.It is simply the best way to lose weight. It even works for those people who have eating disorders or food cravings. It is not a diet plan, but it is a lifestyle. Limiting the portions is a good change in one’s eating habits. Reducing the size of our meals will help to lose weight without making us feel that we are following a strict diet plan. Researches prove that people who adopt this have less chance to develop diseases like hypertension and diabetes. People who have adopted this life style swear that their digestion has become better, weight has been loosen and they feel more fresh and full of energy.