Being that I’m on a cut right now, measuring everything I eat, I’ve realize how important portion control is. So it’s really not just about eating super healthy but how much of it. Brown rice is great! But if you eat more than you should, and your goal is to loose weight, it just won’t happen.
It’s crucial to stay within the right portions if you wanna see changes.
The Dietary Guidelines encourage you to enjoy your food, but eat less and to avoid oversized portions.
Portions have increased over time. You may be eating more than you realize. Some common food portions can equal the amount that is recommended for the whole day. For example, on a 1600 calorie Daily Food Plan, 5 ounces a day of grains are suggested. Some bagels weigh up to 5 ounces – the entire day’s allotment of grains!
Your Daily Food Plan helps you manage your daily intake by recommending the amount of food you need from each food group.
Like I said before! Unless your are prating for a show, your portions at each meal do not need to be any specific amount-but to stay within your energy needs, the total amount you eat each day should match the total amount recommended for each group. For example, 1 regular slice of bread counts as 1 ounce of grains. This doesn’t mean that you have to eat a sandwich with one piece of bread. It just means that if you eat two slices, you should count them both toward your total grain intake for the day.
So practice weighing and measuring your food for a few weeks, and you may be surprised what you are actually consuming.
Once you get the practice down and are familiar with how portion sizes look, you won’t have to measure
as much in the future.