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Measuring and Portions

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

One of my Fast Break goals is to measure out my portions. Holy mackerel, I'd forgotten how useful this is! And its harder than it seems. But really, it's so simple!

I had developed a habit of eating while cooking, eating when bored, eating without thinking. Anyone else like that? Something tells me I'm not alone. Mindless eating is a real thing. This week, I'm going to be MINDFUL of my eating.

Last night, when I looked at a bag of potato chips, I noticed the portion size and calorie count: 14 chips = 150 calories. Was it worth it? Yes, because I really wanted something salty. So instead of grabbing the bag and eating directly from it, I took a small bowl, counted out 14 chips, and sat down. And I ate SLOWLY!

Huge victory.

It's the little things! But it's going to be a big step for me.
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    Smart idea with the prepped veggies! I may have to try that :)
    339 days ago
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    I agree to have your cravings in moderation. You are then satisfied and can move on to do other things and not think about food. I think in the long run less calories are consumed that way.
    340 days ago
    You know, I'm going to cut up some carrots and celery today, and have them with me while I cook. Then I have something to crunch on! Thanks for stopping by!
    340 days ago
    Yay for the little victories! And yes, mindless eating is a huge problem for many. I, too, have a habit of eating while cooking that I am working hard to break. Best wishes!
    340 days ago
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