So in my last Friday's Letters post I referenced to the fact that I had a little accident and injured my foot and banged up my knee. Before my accident I must admit that I was not holding up to the promise that I made with myself to start working out. I was feeling overwhelmed with work, studying and classes so of course exercise went out the window. But on the day of the accident I made up my mind that I wouldn't let another day pass by without making the effort of exercising, so I packed my gym bag......... and then I FELL!
I wasn't able to go to the gym because my knee was killing me and my foot wouldn't fit in a sneaker. So instead of feeling sorry for myself I just simply ate better. I figured that now that I literally couldn't exercise the best thing I could do for myself is eat right and feel good. And it worked. I came across Jeannette Jenkins' website, and in one of her blog posts she talked about portion control. While I was away from the gym I really tried to pay attention to how much food I was eating, especially since I am one of those people who will binge on reduced fat Wheat Thins (Sad I Know). Although the packaging might say fat-free, reduced fat, or 1/3 sugar this does not give you the "Go" to eat the whole bag of chips in one sitting.
Overall I eat well, but I know that one of my biggest downfalls is portion control. I have found that when I am eating every 2 or 3 hours I eat less, because it feels like every time I turn around its time to eat. When you are used to eating a large meal all of the time, controlling your portion sizes can be tough but its nothing that can't be changed. It just takes a little extra will power. My trick is drinking water before I eat, and then when things get rough I throw the food away because the more I look at a plate the harder it is for me to let it go. For me, I had to understand that you don't have to eat all of the food on your plate at every meal and I had to begin to tell the difference between being hungry and having the desire to chew.
Does anybody have any tips for portion control??
Thanks for ready and as always stay FAB <3