How to Be Mindful of Portion SizeJan 04, 2023
Simplicity always wins.
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Everything I'm suggesting is backed by research in the fields of psychology, nutrition and exercise science.
How to Be Mindful of Portion Sizes
If you eat 80-90% of your calories from mostly unprocessed foods, that means you have 10% to 20% of your calories remaining to "spend" any way you want.
This gives you flexibility for random snacks, holiday sweets, birthday cake, social-event foods and so on.
Just remember, when eating the 10% to 20% foods, be extra mindful of portion size.
Studies show that flexible dieters have higher long-term success rates than rigid dieters.
Do not follow restrictive diets that mandate you to cut out entire food groups.
Granted, some people need to avoid certain foods due to allergy or intolerance, but outside of those exceptions, no foods should be considered "bad" or "forbidden" from a fat-loss perspective.
Ice cream, pizza, and cookies don't make you fat.
🍕🍕🍕 Excess calories make you fat.
You can enjoy any food you want, as long as you don't exceed your calorie limits.
The main challenge is, processed foods make it easy to overeat and not even realize it.
If you're not counting or tracking calories, then you must make it a habit to be extra mindful when you eat those 10-20% flexible foods.
Put yourself on high alert when eating the flexible 10-20% foods and always serve yourself an appropriate and responsible portion size.
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