Portion Distortion

Portion Distortion
Maria Thomas, RD
By Maria Thomas, RD 

If there is one topic that is always a challenge, it is portion control. Whether it is due to over-indulging on dinner after a long day, or going out to a restaurant for a meal where servings are 2 to 3 times bigger than a standard portion, large portions are one of our biggest enemies for success with nutrition and lifestyle goals. 

Over-eating is not just going to have an impact on your waistline and potentially your health, it will also zap your energy levels, leaving you feel sluggish and unfocused, which will make it much more difficult for you to accomplish what you want in your day. 

So you may be thinking you would love to have more energy, or you wouldn`t mind shrinking your waistline a little, but the last thing you want is to have to start weighing or measuring everything you eat. Well, here are some easy ways to figure out what a serving actually is, without having to measure your food.

By equating portions to other common objects you can form a mental image to refer back to.
Then based on your age, energy, and activity levels you can adjust accordingly.

Use this chart to help control your portions

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