by Judy Weitzman, Diet Coach
As a diet coach, it is my belief that you can eat anything on the planet … in my opinion, wine and chocolate are important food groups.
However, if your goal is to lose weight, these rules still apply with one caveat: portion control. You can eat anything you desire as long as you control the portion size.
Here are some tips to simplify the process:
One of the biggest problems my clients have is feeling “satisfied” with the amount of food on their plate.
By using smaller plates for your meals, not only do you control portion size but you also make your food look more appetizing because it fills up the entire plate.
Believe it or not, your hand is actually a great measuring tool. For example, the palm of your hand is about the size of 3 ounces of meat, fish or chicken.
Since we don’t want to eat more than 3 ounces of these foods at any one time, use the palm of your hand as a measuring tool to ensure that you control your portion sizes.
When eating pasta or rice, one cup is the recommended portion size. That’s the same size as your fist, so this is another simple way to make sure you aren’t eating more of these foods than you should.
I hope these portion control tips are helpful to you. Please stay tuned for more of my diet and weight loss tips in the days and weeks to come. Best of Luck!
(published July 30, 2012)
Judy Weitzman, known as “Diet Coach Judy,” has experience in the weight loss industry that spans more than 30 years. She is the author of How to Eat When Life Gets in the Way. Besides her professional experience, she lost 50 pounds nearly 30 years ago and has maintained her lower weight. Judy has successfully helped her clients lose weight and keep it off by helping them change their behaviors. Each program is individualized and the daily support she offers helps ensure her clients’ success. To learn more about Judy, visit her website at www.dietcoachjudy.com.