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How To Control Portion Sizes Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for How To Control Portion Sizes.

Smart Portion Control Tips and Recipes

When you're adopting a healthy lifestyle, eating the right amount of food is just as important as eating the right kind of food. If you have trouble controlling your portions or eating healthy when you're away from home, our Smart Portion pro...  Read more

Facts on 100-Calorie Snack Packs

Convenience foods and snacking go hand in hand. Unfortunately, many of these convenient snacks also go straight to our waistlines. When "snack packs" appeared on the market just a few years ago, dieters rejoiced! Now, they could easily coun...  Read more

Overcoming Overeating

Why do we eat? We all know why we should be eating: to supply our bodies with plenty of energy to get through the day; to get nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals which help us to stay healthy and free of disease; and t...  Read more

Lunch Strategies for Work

If you've read "Fun and Filling Lunches To-Go" then you already have some great ideas for packing a healthy, filling, and tasty lunch. But some days, packing your own meal isn't an option. When you're not able to brown-bag it, d...  Read more

Dining Out: Chinese Cuisine

Characteristics: Reflects many different cooking styles, traditions, customs, ingredients and flavors from multiple regions of China. Cantonese, the most popular form in the U.S., features grilled meat, steaming and stir-frying, and flavors are...  Read more

The nutrition tracker and measuring your portions

The nutrition tracker and measuring your portions are key! Start with baby steps! Drink whole milk? Replace with 2%. Love French fries? Try baking potatoes in foil, no oil needed!...  Read more

Question about ice cream portions
Updated 10/12/2015 12:23:42 PM

Hi! I eat all of my meals in a cafeteria, so I have no way of actually measuring portions out. Does anyone know how much (in cups) one rounded scoop of ice cream equals? (So ice cream is actually the size of the scoop) Thank you!...  Read more

I struggled last week to stay in control. It came
Updated 10/12/2015 8:30:24 AM

I struggled last week to stay in control. It came to not using my kitchen at all so I did a lot of eating out. I was surprised to only gain 1 pound back but still disappointed. Dr. app. Then grocery shopping before work. Hopefully back on track today...  Read more

i am officially down four pants sizes and about 25
Updated 10/11/2015 12:11:11 PM

i am officially down four pants sizes and about 25 pounds.35 more pounds to go....  Read more

Out of Control Appetite
Updated 10/12/2015 9:30:12 AM

When I exercise regularly, even when it's only 30 minutes 5 days per week, my appetite is out of control and I end up gaining weight. I struggle with keeping on track with calorie intake and getting regular exercise at the same time. Anyone know wh...  Read more

Do you need to make go box at home with your own meals?

We all know that at restaurants we usually split our meal and take half home to control portion size and calories. Let's look at the size of our filled plates after we fix our own meals at home. Should we put half up for later? Sometimes we just forg...  Read more

smaller utensil

Most of us have been told to try eating on a smaller plate to control portion size.I like to eat my Skinn Cow ice cream cup, or ww, or yogurt, etc. with a "baby spoon". That way I really can savor every bite and not just gulp it down with a teaspoo...  Read more


A wonderful group from Michigan who joined sparkpeople in hopes of getting control of their weight and learn to eat healthy. ...  Read more

The 7 Worst Restaurant Foods in America

We all enjoy eating away from home from time to time and try to make smart choices when we do. Sometimes we sabotage all our best efforts and give in to a moment of weakness. The more you know about Diet Friendly Dining when you are eating Food on th...  Read more

6 Party Foods to Avoid This Holiday Season

Last weekend, my husband and I enjoyed a wonderful evening with many of his co-workers and their guests at their company holiday party. As drinks were enjoyed and the conversation flowed, friendly people roamed around serving appetizers. The most int...  Read more

Phase 2: Strategy 1: Control Portion Sizes

This concept is actually one that I ran into a couple years ago and have been aware of. It's almost terrifying to consider how many servings of food are in a "single serving" looking container! I have gotten so I buy tons of zipper baggies and pre-po...  Read more