with Lisa Farrar, The Plant Based Health Coach
Lisa

Portion Control Secrets You Should Know

Hey lovelies,

I have some important information to share with you all about portion control and healthy eating.

Do you know how many servings there are in a bottle of fresh, no additive juice? How about a lunch pack of granola bars or crackers? What about a box of soup?

Most of us grab a snack, grab a sports drink, etc. without concerning ourselves with the labels. Even if the food is a healthier option, how many of us actually stop at half a drink or cracker pack?

Did you know that most of the above foods contain 2 or more servings per container and that the nutrition label generally only gives you the breakdown for 1 serving? Generally, that can mean double, sometimes triple, the sugar, the sodium, and the fat content of the food you actually eat?

Eating too much food in one sitting is hard on your body. Here’s why:
• Food is meant to be spread throughout the day. Overdosing on too much food at one time causes pain, upset, and sluggish digestion.
• A surge of glucose is released into your blood. Your pancreas has to work overtime, pumping insulin through the body to absorb all that extra glucose. This can make you feel spacey, weak, irritable, or headachy.
• Thinking there is some type of emergency, your adrenal glands go into “fight or flight” mode and release adrenaline and cortisol, which is the body’s natural response to stress.
• When your blood sugar levels finally plummet, you experience wicked cravings for more food—specifically simple carbs or sweets.
• Research has found that immune system function is affected for at least five hours after consuming large amounts of simple carbohydrates.

The real question is... How do I manage my portion sizes so I don't overeat?

I have some ideas for you...




Let's keep the conversation going! Share your big take-away and your portion control tips below!

To Limitless Wellbeing,

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