There is a far better way to lose weight than engaging in fad diets and losing weight only to have the pounds come back almost right away. Committing to a healthy way of eating will melt off the pounds for good. One reason fad diets don’t work over the long term is they make individuals feel deprived. Many individuals can stick to a diet for a little while, but once they hit their goal weights, they go right back to the way they were eating before. Because eating in a healthy way is enjoyable, individuals can commit to it over the long term. You just need to make a few quite simple changes to your eating habits! Read on to find out more about these easy changes.
Practice Portion Control
Food portions are getting larger. We see it in fast-food restaurants with ‘super-sized’ portions and in sit-down restaurants where the amount of food served on one plate sometimes has more calories than an individual needs for the entire day. People are eating more at home too.
Always put food in a bowl or on a plate before eating to help control portion size at home. Never eat out directly out of a bag, carton, or jar, as this is a sure way to lose track of how much you are eating! Don’t leave the serving platter on the table because doing so makes it too easy and too tempting to take more food. Eat what is on the plate and avoid having seconds. Some individuals even choose to use smaller plates to help with this even further.
Practice portion control in a restaurant by eating only part of what’s on the plate and taking leftovers home. Sometimes you can get two or three more meals out of the leftovers! If you get dessert, split it with at least one other person.
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