Don’t Diet to Lose Weight. Just Take Control of Your Portions!

Portion control can be described as simply gauging your portions to match your exact needs instead of overeating in any single meal.

It’s about controlling the amount of food that you eat in a sitting in order to give your body the proper nutrients while satisfying hunger.

For the most part, many people eat much more food than they need in one sitting and subsequently in one day.

Any extra calories consumed that are not burned off will turn to fat; it’s as simple as that.

The formula that supports, promotes and yields permanent weight loss is calories in/calories out.

This simply means that you eat less calories than you burn each day to create a deficit.

The Caloric Intake Formula

One pound equals 3500 calories

  • When you reduce your daily diet by 500 calories, you will lose one pound a week.
  • When you reduce your daily diet by 1000 calories, you will two pounds a week.

It is best to use an online calorie calculator to calculate how many calories you actually need to lose and maintain your weight, as that formulation will be based on your weight, age AND activity level. The more active you are, the more calories you can have to create a deficit.

Portion control allows you to control caloric intake, without having to count calories. It takes a little training and practice, but it can change the way you eat and therefore change your entire lifestyle for the better to allow you to lose weight and keep it off!

Instead of another “diet,” you are changing your habits, which greatly tip the scales towards reaching your goal weight and keeping it off.

Kate Miller
Kate Miller

Kate Miller, mom of 5, is on a mission to stay fit and healthy. As HealthyWage's Community Manager, she's fortunate to be surrounded by inspiring success stories day after day. In 2012, Kate lost 50 pounds and documented most of her journey right here on the HealthyWage blog. Since then, she's had to learn the subtle intricacies of staying on track by mastering the daily ebb and flow (and parties and holidays and periods of extreme laziness) of life.

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