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How to Lose Weight with Portion Control

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Ya’ll have been asking me FOREVER to discuss how to work on portion control, and I am SO sorry I am just now getting to this post.  Portion control is a HUGE proponent of weight loss, so I am going to share all the ways in which I work on eating healthy and eating small portions. 

How to Lose Weight with Portion Control



Here are my recommendations for portion control: 

  1. CHEW SLOWLY.  This is HUGE.  Make sure to chew each mouthful at least 20 times.  Slowing down your eating will allow you to realize your stomach is full before overeating. 
  2. Use a kids plate!  For breakfast, lunch and dinner I used a kids plate for about a year so I could learn how to properly measure out my food.  I really like the Replay Recycled ones.  The big portion is for your protein and the two little sections are for veggies.  You can also do one portion for veggies and one for a starch or fruit.  Veggies and fruits can be heaped on, but keep the starches to a minimum. 
  3. Snacks- you should have two snacks a day.  One in between breakfast and lunch and one between lunch and dinner.  Here are some recommendations for snacks, with serving sizes.
    • 1/4 measuring cup for nuts.  
    • A full cup for fruits
    • Veggies you can eat as much as you want 
    • 1 protein bar
  4. Make sure to drink your weight in water- so if you weigh 145 pounds drink 145 ounces of water. 
  5. Drink one 8 oz glass of water before each meal 
  6. When you go out to eat: 
    1. Make sure to drink at least one full glass of water. 
    2. If you’re splurging on your meal, order a salad before hand to fill up your stomach a bit.

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11 thoughts on “How to Lose Weight with Portion Control”

  1. That might be what I need to do to lose weight. I have tried in vain many times to diet and lose weight. Perhaps something as simple as portion control might be what I need.

  2. These are great ideas for portion control. I like the idea of using a child’s plate. We have a ton since we have 2 boys, but I have never thought to control my own eating with them.

  3. Portion control is more effective that all those fad diets out there. Years ago when I went on a weight loss goal, I used a smaller plate and ate 6 small meals equally spaced within the day. This made sure I always had something in my stomach therefore avoiding hunger pangs which could make me go binge eating. It worked. Now I only have to maintain my current weight.

  4. Great tips! There are so many small things you can do to help you lose weight. I am always drinking water. It makes me feel fuller and helps keep my hydrated. I should start eating on a kid’s plate too. That is a great idea.

  5. I love your tips about portion control. I know it would also entail a lot of discipline, but with our eyes on the goal, we can overcome it and resist the urge to pile up food on our plates.

  6. Portion control is the major tip my personal trainer gave me. If you eat the right amount of good foods, the weight will come off.

  7. I think it’s important to consider portion control especially when you’re trying to lose weight. It works and I’ve definitely tried it before. These are great tips!

  8. This is such great advice. So many people feel like they just need to change what they eat.

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