Jul 29 2010

Let’s Talk About Portion Size!

Just because you are on a diet doesn’t mean you can’t continue to eat amazing meals. The key to your success is portion size, portion size, portion size!

I thought I had a pretty good idea of what 1200 calories looked like, until I started The Fresh Diet.

Everything is portioned out perfectly for me.  I was very surprised at how much less food there is at each meal, then I thought it would be.  We are in the land of the Super-Sized everything, so it has been quite an eye opener to see just how much food my body needs a day to work properly and lose, or maintain weight.

Today with my menu, I’m adding pictures of each dish, so you can see what an average daily menu looks like on The Fresh Diet.  After a while, it will be a cinch for me to use the eyeball method if I am unable to eat my Fresh Diet meals that day.

  • Breakfast: Hawaiian Pineapple Stuffed Whole Wheat French Toast with Strawberries and Blueberry Cottage Cheese

the fresh diet - breakfast

  • Lunch: Turkey Souvlaki on Whole Wheat Pita with Minted Yogurt Sauce, & Celery Sticks

the fresh diet - lunch

  • Hors D’Oeuvre: Chicken Skewer with Tequila Lime Glaze

The Fresh Diet - HorDOeuvre chicken skewers

  • Dinner: Grilled Chicken Breast with Citrus Chipotle Sauce with Spaghetti Squash in Fresh Basil Pesto and Sauteed Baby Bok-Choy

the fresh diet - dinner

  • Dessert: Sugar-Free Chocolate Cupcake with Mocha-Hazelnut Cream Cheese Frosting

the fresh diet - dessert

As you can see each portion is about the size of a hand or two-fists, and really your body doesn’t need much more. Each meal I ate today was just enough for me to feel satisfied, not to mention VERY delicious. So, the moral of today’s post is DON’T BE FOOLED by portion sizes that restaurants serve, that is TOO much foood for one person to eat! If you must eat out, share your meal with a friend, or eat ONLY the amount you should eat using the “EYEBALL METHOD” and pack up the rest for lunch the next day.

Once you get in the routine of controlling your portion sizes you will be well on your way, to a healthier, fitter you!

If you want to know more about THE FRESH DIET follow them HERE on their Fresh Diet Facebook page, and be the first to hear about all the contests they have for free weeks, and months of The Fresh Diet.  You have nothing to lose but weight! That bathing suit is calling your name 😉

~Till next time,

XO

ALC

Please note – TasteOdyssey.com is not affiliated with the company in any way – I won a contest to try it out for 30 days and I am journaling my experience.

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  1. […] “Just because you are on a diet doesn’t mean you can’t continue to eat amazing meals. The key to your success is portion size, portion size, portion size!” Those inspiring words are from guest blogger Aimee Lynn at the Taste Odyssey website. Aimee recently started her journey to healthier living with The Fresh Diet. Not only is Aimee enjoying our fresh, healthy meals, she has learned quite a bit about proper portion size by being on The Fresh Diet. When she doesn’t have her Fresh Diet cooler bag within easy reach, Aimee can always use the eyeball method. Click here to read Aimee’s latest blog post. […]

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