The 9 Best Food Portion Control Tips

Food portion control is the key to successful weight loss. When you control food portions, you don't just eat less food. Instead, you eat single portion sizes at meal time and you regulate the amount of important food groups and nutrients that you consume. Food portion control can also be used when you are at a restaurant or a party and you need to limit the amount of empty calories you consume.

So how do you learn the right amount of food to eat at meal and snack time? It's easy once you get the hang of it. And you'll use these skill after the weight loss process is complete, so it's smart to invest some time into mastering them. Use these guides to control portion size so you lose weight easier and weight loss happens faster.


Find Proper Food Portion Sizes

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Do you eat the proper food portion sizes at mealtime? Do your snack foods measure up for weight loss? If you're a normal dieter or a typical eater, many of your food portion sizes are probably wrong. And your diet app or food might be making the problem worse! Find out how to fix the problem so your weight loss program works better.


Outsmart Food Labels to Control Food Portions

If you're using the Nutrition Facts label to control your portion sizes, you might be headed for trouble. The serving size on the mealtime is not necessarily the right amount of food to eat if you're trying to lose weight. The serving size can be a helpful tool, but it's important to get all the facts before you dive into your meal. Find out how to get the right number to slim down effectively.


Learn to Portion Control Without a Scale

Good food portion control practices often require a kitchen scale. These lightweight digital devices make eating the right amount so much easier. But let's face it, you're not always around your kitchen scale. And even when you are, you don't always have the time you need to measure each and every ingredient in a recipe or meal. Learn how to measure correct food portions using nothing but your hand.  


Avoid Food Portion Mistakes

Guess which foods are most likely to trip up your best portion control efforts? Cereal is one of them (and that includes those healthy cereals that we all love). But the other eight are not so obvious. Find out what they are so you can outsmart the diet disaster demons and slim down faster. 


Buy or Make Portion Control Plates

Specially designed meal kits, dinner plates, glasses, and serving dishes can make weight loss more simple...and more elegant. There are plenty available to buy, but you can make them, too. In fact, it can be a fun project for the whole family. Learn how to buy or make food portion control plates in this handy guide. 


Prep Portion-Controlled Meals in Advance

 It's hard to serve yourself the right portion of food when you're hungry and tired. For this reason, we often eat too much at dinner time. But if you prepare portion-controlled meals in advance, you'll always eat the right amount. Use this guide to make a week's worth of healthy meals in under an hour.


Get Smarter With Salad Portions

Think portion sizes don't matter when you eat salad? Think again! Salads can be a weight loss savior or a complete diet disaster. Find out how to make sure you eat the right salad foods and the right amount of salad foods when you assemble your next meal.


Set Up Your Kitchen for Smart Portions

If you put your trigger foods away in very high or very low cabinets, you're less likely to eat them when you're hungry. And guess what you should put inside your cereal boxes to make sure you don't binge on them at night? Find out all of the sneaky kitchen design tricks that you can use to make portion control the natural choice.


Learn to Control Portions in Restaurants

Did you know that you're likely to eat less when you sit by a window in a restaurant? It's true! Scientists have discovered a few sneaky ways to help you eat less when you dine out. You should also check menu guides before you visit your favorite spot. Use this comprehensive guide to menus and restaurant nutrition to keep your diet on track when you're out on the town.

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