Benefits of Portion Control Beyond Weight Loss

When it comes to losing weight — or just healthy eating in general — the rules around food are pretty simple: Don’t overeat, control your portion sizes and listen to your body’s fullness cues. But knowing the guidelines and putting them into practice are two different things, and the latter can be a lot more difficult — […]

Why Portion Control Works — and How to Get It Right

If you’re trying to lose weight, you’ve likely been told to “watch your portions!” by at least one well-meaning soul. This isn’t bad advice, actually — as long as you know what the heck it means. Here’s a hint: Your diet-whisperer is likely talking about portion control, a practical approach to eating that puts the […]

Easy Things to Do Every Night to Lose More Weight

4. Sit at the Table — and Don’t Look at a Screen Make dinnertime its own special event free of multitasking. Eating with distractions like TV or your phone makes it harder to pay attention to your hunger and fullness cues, which can cause you to eat faster and take in calories that you don’t […]

Easy Things to Do Every Night to Lose More Weight

Even if you have no problem faithfully sticking to healthy food choices during the day, the hours between finishing work and going to sleep can be plagued by pitfalls that can send weight-loss plans veering off course. At the end of a busy day, food can go from simple sustenance to a source of relaxation and even […]

A 1,200-Calorie Sample Menu

While you can easily incorporate many of your favorite foods into a low-calorie diet, sample menus can help add variety or reinforce the concepts of balance and moderation. Below, you’ll find a weeklong sample menu for a balanced 1,200-calorie plan. At any meal and snack, add water, unsweetened hot or iced tea or sparkling water […]

Steps To A Healthy 1,200-Calorie Diet Meal Plan for Weight Loss

Step 2: Understand Your Macro Needs All meal plans provide a certain amount of energy from carbohydrates, protein and fat — the main energy nutrients in food. While the ideal proportions of these macronutrients continues to be a topic of dispute, the National Academy of Sciencesprovides fairly flexible guidelines. “The percentages of macronutrients that make up a […]

Steps To A Healthy 1,200-Calorie Diet Meal Plan for Weight Loss

Step 1: Seek Expert Advice A 1,200-calorie diet is not inherently risky and may work well if this energy intake helps you achieve gradual, safe weight loss. But if following this plan makes you hungry or weak, you probably need to adjust your diet. Also, if this low-calorie plan causes rapid weight loss — greater […]

How to Eat the Right Number of Calories

First, determine the number of calories you should be eating each day to maintain your weight by using the chart in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which breaks it down by age, sex and physical activity level. For healthy weight loss (about 1 pound per week), you should aim to cut about 500 calories a day from that […]

How to Eat the Right Number of Calories

First, determine the number of calories you should be eating each day to maintain your weight by using the chart in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which breaks it down by age, sex and physical activity level. For healthy weight loss (about 1 pound per week), you should aim to cut about 500 calories a day from that […]

Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Calories on Your Weight-Loss Diet

You’re Hungry All the Time When you begin a weight-loss plan, your body might need time to adjust to eating fewer calories, so a hunger pang here or there is common. But if you’re constantly craving your next meal or snack after a few days, something might be up. “Thinking about food all the time […]

Introduction To Basic Nutrition

Understanding basic nutritional concepts and the components of a healthy diet is important to everyone. Proper nutrition is vital to an individual’s health and wellness as well as peak athletic performance. Major causes of death and disease are intimately linked to poor diet and a lack of physical activity, and an inadequate diet is associated […]

Weight Control 101

One factor determines your weight …calories. Controlling your weight comes down to one thing – managing calories. Your body is a complex machine that requires fuel to run your metabolism and perform all movement. Calories from the food and beverages you consume provide this fuel. If you burn all the fuel you take in, your […]

Food Portion Control

Portion Sizes The standard serving sizes are often much less than what people actually eat. Many individuals often believe they’re eating fewer calories than they take in, which can lead to unwanted weight gain. So control your portions, calories, waistline, and ultimately your health. I’m here to help you reach your health and fitness goals, […]

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Why Portion Control Works — and How to Get It Right By Kaitlin AhernUpdated July 8, 2019 Fact Checked If you’re trying to lose weight, you’ve likely been told to “watch your portions!” by at least one well-meaning soul. This isn’t bad advice, actually — as long as you know what the heck it means. Here’s a […]