How often have you heard someone say, “I don’t understand why I can’t lose weight. I only eat healthy foods.” Eating high quality, nutrient-dense food is only part of the answer. Controlling the amount of calories through portion control is another factor in losing weight.
Controlling food quantity is a herculean task in these days of super-size servings. Everywhere we go, we are tempted by extra large servings. Eating too many calories of even healthy nutrient-dense foods can cause us to gain unwanted weight. Keeping our portions in control can help us maintain a proper weight, gain muscle and lose fat.
Although there is no magic or secret portion to portion control, here are a few tried and true tips to help you choose the right portion size every time you eat.
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