Controlling your portion sizes

Portion size is key to any successful eating plan.  Getting these portion sizes wrong may mean you are doing all this hard work and getting minimal reward in terms of weight loss.

Counting calories: Fitness expert Lukas Chodat says using kitchen scales to measure your food intake is a great way to control your weight.

Counting calories: Fitness expert Lukas Chodat says using kitchen scales to measure your food intake is a great way to control your weight.

Tips for controlling your portion sizes include:

Buy pre-portioned packs as they display almost exactly the amount of calories and nutrients you are getting.

Use kitchen scales as a good measuring tool.

Try and avoid the snacking times of 5-6pm, (this is a great time to exercise if you can).

Use thin layers of spreads or butters instead of thick as this will reduce calorie amounts.

Remember it takes around 20 minutes after you finish food to feel full, so keep in mind you may not always feel full after you directly finish, but this could change very quickly as your body begins processing food.

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