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How To Control Portion Sizes Resources

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

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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

Top 10 Reasons to Drop 10

If you are overweight or obese, there are some powerful reasons to drop 10 percent of your body weight this year. Losing this amount of weight can significantly improve your health and well-being. It may not sound like a lot. In fact, most people try...  Read more

Agreed. Try portioning out snacks as soon as you o
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Agreed. Try portioning out snacks as soon as you open a package, so you can have a managed treat rather than a binge....  Read more

Need to get it under control
Updated 5/22/2015 10:39:22 AM

I'm a lifelong weight loss struggler. I'm an emotional eater and I've gained almost 40 pounds in 5 years! Help!...  Read more

Went from a size 22 in january to a size 14 in may
Updated 5/21/2015 4:35:58 AM

Went from a size 22 in january to a size 14 in may I still cant believe it!! Im doing a happy dance right now!!!😀...  Read more

I'm losing control of my diet. Haven't exercised i
Updated 5/20/2015 1:57:07 PM

I'm losing control of my diet. Haven't exercised in almost 2 months. I haven't had the time for anything, not even grocery shopping. There is not one snack in my house....  Read more

anyone know what a serving size is for the chicken
Updated 5/18/2015 3:30:56 PM

anyone know what a serving size is for the chicken taco stew recipe in spark? I'm assuming one cup. It says 14 servings for recipe didn't want to measure whole batch....  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

MISparks

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