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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

woot! Woot! I went down two cup sizes!! Yay!!! I h
Updated 11/17/2014 3:43:09 PM

woot! Woot! I went down two cup sizes!! Yay!!! I had no idea I was still losing inches even though I had not been tracking my calories for about three months. I am down from 44H to a 42H yay!!!!!!...  Read more

Down to a size 10!!...its been awhile. Size 8 here
Updated 11/14/2014 8:42:28 AM

Down to a size 10!!...its been awhile. Size 8 here I come. Family history of heart disease and hypertension. Im fighting for my life. So thankful for spark, you guys inspire me daily....  Read more

Try smaller portions. Drink water to replace your

Try smaller portions. Drink water to replace your beverage....  Read more

Saw my sister who was once a size 18 rock it at a
Updated 11/9/2014 2:13:04 AM

Saw my sister who was once a size 18 rock it at a bikini (fitness) competition this afternoon. It was motivating, but at the same time intimidating to see all those lean people. I couldn't help but feel a bit inferior. I must press on!...  Read more

THIS is considered plus size?
Updated 11/18/2014 9:06:52 PM

She's a size 10. I don't know how tall she is, but she looks perfectly healthy to me. Thanks, fashion industry, for continuing to perpetuate the stereotype that thin and frail = beautiful. Kudos for continuing to skew little girls' id...  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