One of my biggest problems before joining SparkPeople was eating before I went to bed. Uncontrolled portions of 'something..s.' I have learned from tracking my eating habits just how much I was consuming. I had no idea! So to try to help myself, I am now making 'Portion-appropriate' choices and bagging them after I get home. Examples: baggies of: mini-pretzels, baked chips, veggies, fruit, etc. Everyone in my family now knows that 1 baggie = 1 portion. We can grab & go!
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Eating sugar snap peas instead of chips or other high carb snacks has helped me stay on track to healthy eating. Using a scale and portion control has taught me to serve healthy portions not just serve.
using 1 cup containers to pack for lunch is key to portion control for lunch too.
I tend to want a snack mid morning and mid afternoon, so at one point I decided to plan my lunch with my snacks in mind. Essentially, I could "snack on my lunch" all day and keep my blood sugar more level through my work day. In this way I can come closer to the 6 small meals a day approach. This is keeping my snacks more healthy while staying simple in my meal plans and portion control. 4
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