Portion control could be the trick to finally evening out your efforts to feel better. It’s true, portion control matters even when you’re eating healthy.
I know the road of eating healthy is a winding and confusing one, with contradiction after contradiction floating around on the internet. It can really leave you frozen and feeling like, “what’s the point?” I genuinely do understand that frustration, but I want to assure you that it’s quite simple.
Eat as many whole foods as possible. Drastically lessen or completely nix processed foods. Drink enough water. Get enough sleep. Move your body. And do all of this with balance.
One way we can assure our plate is filled with what our body needs is to practice portioning your plate.
These five tricks will help you sort it out.
1. Balance your plate
Focus on putting whole foods on your plate that consist of protein, fiber, and healthy fats. This combination helps keep your blood sugar levels stable, sustains energy, and makes you feel satisfied. Plus, it’s less likely to let you give into cravings. As an example, your plate should look a little something like this:
Fiber – Asparagus, leafy greens, quinoa, lentils, sweet potatoes, butternut squash or wild rice
Protein – Eggs, chicken, wild-caught salmon, grass-fed beef, tofu, or tempeh
Protein – Fat – Avocado, nut butter, seeds, nuts, olive oil, or ghee