Month 4: April – Portion Control
Portion Control. This can be an ultra-complex subject, complicated by food types, a person’s relative size, activity level, gender and so on. That is to say, what one person eats will be different to the next person, because we are all different and we all have different situations. So in the interest of simplicity, the idea for portion control, will be to start to consciously examine how much food you are consuming and how often. Then you will consciously start to limit that amount or frequency of foods. Across a 4 week incremental approach you will start to cut down the amount of food you are eating.
Week 1: Write down all food and drink that you consume and what times for each day.
Does the volume of food surprise you? Is there some late morning, late afternoon, late evening snacking happening?
What about the size of each of the main meals?
Week 2: Can you cut back the snacks? Maybe change them for vegies, or salad? How about the size of your meals, can you cut back there? Pick one thing and either remove it or cut it back.
Week 3: Pick another area, and cut it out or cut it back?
Week 4: Pick another area, and cut it out or cut it back?
Now the idea is not to starve yourself. So don’t cut the main meals out. So don’t skip breakfast. If you aren’t a breakfast person that is ok, just eat it later. I’m not a breakfast person, so I don’t eat until about, 10am. Maybe you’ve been snacking and can remove snacking at a certain time or times. Remember it’s not about starvation, but changing the bad habits for better habits, and creating a healthier lifestyle.
Some other things to help with portion control. Don’t eat while watching TV. When you’re distracted you’re not paying attention. Hint, hint, as in you’re not paying attention to eating. Second, don’t rush. Slow down. Yes take your time when eating. Start to experience the full feeling from the food, before finishing, rather than slam that food down and feel like you’re about to tear your stomach open, 15 minutes after you finish. Last, chew your food. Yes, chew your food more. Chew it until it’s a fine paste before swallowing.
Find places to limit or remove food consumption from your diet. Remember, don’t watch TV while eating, slow down eating, and chew your food more.
30 Days of April – Cardio 60 minutes + Don’t consume 8 products from February + Hypnosis session each day + Start analysing your food intake and start to limit food volume.
You owe it to yourself, to be healthy, to be fit, to live life.
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