You may be eating better, but are you eating less? According to everydayhealth.com you’re not controlling portions, you could be sabotaging your weight-loss efforts.
“Problem is, a serving size and portion sizes are not always the same thing,” explains Deborah Beauvais, RD, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
But because no one wants to use measuring cups and scales for every little thing.The real trick to portion control is learning to eyeball portion sizes of common foods, like:
Chicken and Fish: A Deck of Cards
Lean protein can be key to weight loss because it leaves you feeling fuller longer, says Rachel Begun, RD, MS, a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. When eating chicken and fish, visualize 3 ounces of chicken as about the same size as a deck of cards and 3 ounces of fish as the size of a checkbook. Bake, broil, or grill your chicken or fish to keep it as lean as possible.