Controlling My Portions, Part III

   

I’m One week into my journey and the first thing I thought to tackle on this  transformation, was “portion control”. And I get it, those tacos you’re probably shoving into your mouth right now are good but you don’t need 4. I’m confident that if you would’ve ate 2 that you would be comfortably full.

We (and I say we because we are guilty of this at some point) tend to overeat because we don’t listen to our body. But the bigger issue for most is ‘what is a proper portion‘? And based on what I see some of your post, you’re not practicing proper portion control. Now depending on your lifestyle obviously you’d make the necessary adjustments. I do tend to eat more carbs because I run a lot. While portion control isn’t a real problem for me it is something that I need to lock in on. When it comes to sweets I tend to over indulge on occasion(them Girl Scout cookies, my god!).

  
 So what have I done to prevent this?  Since my last post I started portioning and pre-packaging my snacks. Since I’m limiting myself to 2 snacks per day, I try to make at least one of them fruits and because I’m training for my race the other snack is generally something salty. (I’m on a low sodium diet). Knowing that I have a  predetermined snack helps me maintain control and I’m also less likely to reach for something sweet.

Portion control is hard, I know. But there are things out there to help you:

  • Put snacks in snack size ziplock bags for the week
  • Use a sectional plate
  • Follow the serving size 
  • recommendation on the back of the package

  


Pro tip: drink a glass of water before you eat to make sure you’re not thirsty.

This week’s progress:

  • I’m cranky because of the sugar withdrawal
  • Weight :159.2 (I’ve lost a half a pound, didn’t expect to lose much in 6 days, I’m drug free)
  • I’m still chunky

But one week at a time. The hardest part is making sure I not only eat healthy but enjoy it. Yes, you can do both!
  

Nia Raquelle is Brooklyn native, currently having a secret love affair with desserts while in a long term relationship with long distance running. 

Follow her antics on IG, EatWithNia, SnapChat, GarminConnect – EatWithNia

And you can challenge her to a run on the Nike+ app – NiaRaquelle. She might beat you though. 

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