Thursday, April 5, 2012

Ask Instant Fitness: How do I control my portion sizes?

So you've been wondering why you haven't been able to lose weight despite your best efforts to get to the gym and watch your intake. What's the problem? Oftentimes, it's the portion sizes you're consuming. So let's talk about it.

To get used to the recommended portion sizes, first, take just one or two weeks and measure everything you eat. This way, you'll get a good idea of how much to portion out, and how many calories you're consuming per portion size. You probably wont have to measure much after this.

Second, check the nutritional information on the back of packaged food. Hopefully you aren't eating too much processed food, but if you are, make sure you know the calories per serving size.

Secondly, you can reference serving sizes to other objects to help you remember. Here's a great sheet to print out and put on your fridge. There's also a wallet-size version so you can have it on you all the time!

-Tony Tiamiyu
Instant Fitness
Atlanta's Best Personal Training
(404) 941-iFIT(4348)

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