Do you struggle with eating the right portions at each meal? Me too, actually.
Sometimes I get this mindset that it’s just not enough, so I fill up my plate, scarf it down faster than the speed of light, and wonder why I’m not full. I’m sure I’m not the only one who does this, right?
I ran across this great reminder regarding selecting the right portions from Puristat.com and wanted to share with you.
|What Does a Perfect Portion Look Like?||Size|
|Instead of a 10oz steak, eat a 3oz steak||Deck of cards|
|1 serving pasta||Your fist|
|1 pancake||A Compact Disc (CD)|
|1 serving steamed broccoli (1/2 cup)||Standard light bulb|
|1 cup of soup||A baseball|
|1 baked potato||A computer mouse|
|1 serving of cake||A 3×3 post-it stack|
|1 tsp of butter||The tip of your thumb|
|1 tbsp of dressing||Half golf ball|
|1 serving cooked rice (1/2 cup)||A cupcake wrapper|
The steak thing. Ya, I’ve gotta work on that.
Here’s what I love about this chart. It doesn’t speak “diet”. It simply tells you how to eat the foods you love, but with control. If you want a piece of cake, then have one, but instead of eating a ginormous slice, let’s take it down to a 3×3 post-it stack.
Isn’t that exciting, friends? We’re not dieting. We’re changing our lives!