What on earth was a portion? I used to fill my bowl or load my plate with food. My thoughts were, ‘how much food can I get onto this plate?’ and ‘I wonder if there will be some more when I’ve finished this.’
I think it’s fair to say I had no sense of the right portion. Or even when to stop adding to my plate. I never cared, I wanted to eat everything and enjoy the tastes of the meals I once deemed as great! I wasn’t into blogging back then, but below is an image of how overloaded my plate would look, give you a visual idea. **This is not an image of my actual plate
Although I felt guilty about the kinds of food I was devouring, I rarely considered the portions. It kind of felt okay to just eat as much as I wanted, until I was ready to pop.
Back then, my mindset was icy, food was my only friend…
I use the following to help me to cook with the correct portions:
- Tiny bowls
- Measuring cups.
- Small kitchen scale.
I don’t always get it right every time, but it’s a lot better than before.
I’ve learnt that portions are important, one of the fundamental elements of successfully losing weight. Gone are the days I spent treating each meal if I were attending an Eat All You Can Eat Buffett! I’m more conscious of quantities and I feel much better with extra vegetables, as opposed to extra slabs of meat.
Weightloss is about learning and implanting what you’ve learnt, into your weightloss journey. There is no magic spell you can cast to lose weight.
3 key aspects:
All 3 must be worked on in unison to maximise your weight loss. This is by no means easy to do.
Enjoy your weight loss journey and embrace every aspect you learn about health.