Portion Control for Beginners

Stress, cortisol, insulin sensitivity, gluten sensitivity, carbs, fat, processed food…

There’s so many reasons why people gain and lose weight out there these days. But behind all of this, it comes down to one thing. Calories.

Controlling your calories is the only way you can lose weight. The stuff I mentioned up there all fall under the calorie umbrella. All diets do. It’s the reason nearly everything works once calories are taken care of!

There’s a lot of different ways to measure your portions to ensure you’re covered. If you’re starting out, there’s only one way you SHOULD be doing it.

 

 

Let’s dive into it:

To hands to measure portions. It’s so simple that people don’t pay attention to it, but when they do, it’s so effective in teaching you HOW to eat rather than just WHAT you should eat.

There’s three main macronutrients that you need to be fit and healthy. Protein, carbohydrates and fat. We don’t need to get into them at the moment but what we do need to talk about is how much you need with each meal.

**Side note: You should be eating anywhere between 3-6 meals a day, depending on your activity levels and schedule.**

With each plate you should be looking for:

A palm sized portion of protein

A cupped handful of carbohydrates

A fist sized portion of vegetables

A thumb sized portion of healthy fat

This method for measuring your food takes the guess work out. It also allows for you to go out and eat, maintain a social life and just make life a hell of a lot easier.

Give it a try over the next few weeks and see how simple it makes things and how much less stress you’ll have around eating.

Sean

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