I sneak food off my kids’ plates when they aren’t looking. 😳
Ok, I totally just admitted that. It’s true. Please tell me I'm not alone. I also eat what’s left on their plate so it “doesn’t go to waste”. Well, let me tell you. All those little tastes, licks, and bites add up to some major extra food intake my body doesn’t need. 👎🏼
That’s why I have to be very intentional about portion control. I need to know how much of what I need to eat before I sit down to eat. Otherwise, I’ll eat all the things. Thankfully, I have some great tools and tips for helping me stay on track with my portions. In addition to my portion control system and endless library of meal plans and recipes (that also align with my portion control system), here are some tricks I use to help me keep my meal portions on track:
🥘 I use my portion control system to help me meal prep.
🥘 For those meals I haven’t prepped, I use a smaller salad plate. A larger plate means I’ll fill all the empty space with food my body doesn’t need.
🥘 I refrain from seconds. I tend to get into a bad habit of loading up on seconds. Truth is, my body doesn’t need it. My brain thinks I need it.
🥘 I drink a glass of water before my meals. Many times, we associate thirst with hunger. That leads to overeating. Filling up on water curbs appetite and adds to my hydration points.
Hopefully, you find these tips helpful. Try incorporating them into your meals this week.
If you're interested in finding out more about my portion control system and how you can get access to all the goodies click HERE.
Gimme all the ideas on how to control binge-fests. What are some tips and tricks you use to help you not overeat at meals?