Overeating is a common habit these days. People don’t realize that they are overeating. Larger portions have more calories obviously and make you eat more. It causes problems like obesity, diabetes, etc. So, if you are looking for a healthy lifestyle, portion control should be a priority for you.
Practicing portion control can help you to be satisfied by eating less food, which is beneficial for you, both physically and financially.
Here are a few benefits of portions control that can encourage you.
- Digestion Improvement:
Portion Control can help you improve your digestion and metabolism by not overeating with lots of food in every meal. It will assist in weight-loss as well because your portions will be smaller and the ingestion will be able to take place smoothly.
- Helps in Managing Calorie Intake:
To lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you consume. When you are practicing portion control, you would want to eat something that would keep you full for some time since the portions are small.
Bulking your meals with vegetables, oats, and fruits is one of the easiest ways to manage portion control because they fill you up and are calorie free!
A proper amount of healthy food will supply your body with essential elements without eating extra.
Practicing portion control will help in managing calorie intake and it also helps in maintaining blood glucose control. It is well-noted fact that increase in our waist size is directly proportional to insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is closely related to diabetes.
- Money Saving:
It’s pretty evident that when you eat smaller portions, you tend to spend less money. You also save money that you spend on junk food because when you practice portion control, you plan to eat healthy food to keep you full instead of junk food, that makes you crave for more and adds to binge-eating.
- Increase in Your Satiety:
It might sound strange but it is a fact, eating less makes you feel full. When you eat less, your stomach shrinks with time, and the feeling of satiety comes quick. Thus you prevent overeating.
- Increased Energy:
Research says that eating smaller portions boosts people’s energy and productivity. Eating irregular meals can lead to problematic issues like a feeling of depleted energy and irregular eating habits. Having increased strength will also help you engage in physical activity, which is essential for good health.
- Helps Fight Illness:
Smaller meals that are taken throughout the day help fight certain illnesses. Eating smaller portions with healthy ingredients give a better regulation of blood glucose levels and is linked to reducing cholesterol and chances of diabetes.
Michelle Hannan is a nutritionist, and she’s on a mission to give you all the information you need to lose weight successfully. She also blogs regularly at https://www.hcgdietinfo.net/
Guest post by Michelle Hannon
Easier said than done
I always aim for a balance in theory! Practice can be different
Yes I can find a good day’s progress goes out the window with an evening snack attack of a large magnitude
Common sense when you think about it.
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Sounds so simple but in practice its so much harder – tis possible to retrain your habits
Exactly, I’m doing small steps on retraining. Haven’t got to portion size yet but have swapped sugar in porridge and Weetabix for fruit