Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

Secrets of Success

< Secrets of Success Main Page    Submit a Secret
0
 

Portion Distortion!

31

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!

Best thing I ever did was take 'the idea' to use measuring cups to control my portions. 1 Cup for protein 1 cup for starch/carbs and 2 cups for veg (Steamed, grilled, etc.) if it's a salad mixed - 2 cups (Then 1 cup after only if still hungry). This can be very easy and has helped me to curtail my portions down to a THIRD of what I USED to eat!

MORE INFORMATION:
Pasta with sauce - 1 cup pasta 1/2 cup sauce (or if it's 'meaty' maybe reverse the measurements) Scrambled eggs for the family in a huge pan? 1 cup scrambled eggs! saute some spinach & Mushroom (dry fry) for the side!
- Submitted by OPIUMDOLL 1/10/2014 in Healthy Eating | 4 Comments
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click Report Inappropriate Secret and our staff will review it.

Member Comments

JLKCANADA 3/10/2014 8:02:00 AM

    Thank you. I have been measuring on and off - mostly off - this is easy and will bring me to reality! emoticon
SNOWWALKER 2/8/2014 10:08:00 PM

    What a great idea! So easy to remember and do. Thank you for letting everyone know how to do this. emoticon
COOLMAMAW06 1/12/2014 8:53:00 PM

    Thank you for this idea. I am just beginning my weight loss journey and I like the idea of measuring. It's hard to stop thinking big portions, and I'm sure I would guessing them wrong. emoticon
KWEYEN 1/12/2014 11:41:00 AM

    This is beginning to work for me too. I thought I could look at something and tell if it was a cup or half a cup. Boy was I surprised when I actually started measuring. I was way off and just fooling myself. This website and program is giving me new hope.

Leave encouragement, a question, or anything else relevant to this. All comments must abide by SparkPeople's Community Guidelines.

Log in to post a comment.

Related Secrets

Diet Resources: exercise to reduce arm fat | back arm fat | surgery of obesity