By now, it is probably no surprise to anybody that people in the “developed world” eat far to much. The average size of a plate of food in a restaurant is 4 to 6 times larger than a recommended portion size.
We have also become accustomed to finishing whatever is put in front of us.
I remember as do all of us my parents and grandparents telling me that my eyes were bigger than me belly and the all to uncomfortable feeling in my tummy soon after that they were right.
This is one of those little lose weight tips with a big impact.
DO YOU KNOW THE SIZE OF YOUR STOMACH?
Your Stomach is approximately the size of your fist. But look at the food this afternoon or tonight at the dinner table! It is not a set guide but it is important to consider the size of the food portion on your plate.
That lunchbox had so much food in that you had to put it in a bag with the extra bits that would not fit in. And because it is a lunch box you had to eat it all at lunch in one go!
LIMIT YOUR FOOD PORTION
Studies have shown that people given a small plate of food will feel just as satisfied after a meal compared to people who are given larger plates of food.
To start try and limit the food portion to that which will only fit in the lunch box. One of my little weight loss tips is to call it a day box or bag. You can still put those extra bits in the bag along with the lunch box but eat them throughout the day and not just at lunch time. Spread your food intake out over the course of the day.
If you starve yourself between meals then your body does not know when it is going to get its next meal and so stores fat.
We all love looking forward to a big dinner, our reward for a hard days work, “I know I did” I would look at my food on my dinner plate and it would be two maybe three fist full’s of food. Look at yours! Gradually reduce the size. Everything in weight loss takes time if its going to have a longer lasting affect.
After all we all love food so there is no point in going on the latest yo-yo diet and starving yourself to lose weight. Maybe put some of the dinner aside to have as a little snack later.
It is important not to skip meals as this may make you more at risk of snacking on unhealthy foods.
YOU DO NOT WANT TO GO LARGE
Definitely food items that include “go large” or “super size” food portion should be off your radar. Its exactly what you will do GO LARGE and you won’t lose weight easy!
If you follow these tips, you are sure to notice that you will achieve some weight loss, without having to go on the latest fad diet and you will soon be back on track to being healthy and happy! Whatever you do, it is important to remember you can be successful in your weight loss without having to starve!