Something that you will often hear me tell my clients is “Portion Control!” Measure out your portions. Today, portion sizes are often tripled in size. Think about when you order pasta at a restaurant. You are often served a heaping bowl that could easily satisfy you for 3 meals. How about the last time you picked up a muffin at a bakery or coffee shop? Our portions can easily get out of control so please keep in mind the simple tip below. This tip can save you from putting on additional pounds over the year.
Americans are conditioned to keep eating until they’re stuffed, but residents of Okinawa eat until they’re 80% full. They even have a name for this naturally slimming habit: hara hachi bu. We can adopt this healthy habit by dishing out 20% less food, according to researcher Brian Wansink, PhD. His studies show most people don’t miss it. (WebMd)
To Happy, Healthy Living!
Kristin Klinefelter, MS, RD, LD