Ditch plastic containers, drink water before you eat and ALWAYS use the same bowls and plates: How to get your food portion control in check once and for all
- With lockdowns and increased sedentary lifestyles, it can be easy to overeat and struggle with portion control
- Dr Phillip Wuth, Australian Doctor and founder of The Doctor’s Kitchen Australia shares tips on how to learn portion control for weight loss
- You should also always use the same bowls and plates - and drink water first
- Try the Doctor’s tips - and watch your waistline whittle in no time.
Portion control is the downfall of many a dieter.
But how can you make sure you're eating the right amount without having to resort to measuring cups and scales?
Dr Phillip Wuth, Australian Doctor and founder of the science-based weight loss meal program has shared his unusual tips for keeping your food portions in check.
And, from ditching those plastic ready made meal containers to making sure you always use the same bowls and plates, his ideas are achievable to help you reach your weight loss goals.
Do away with takeaway plastic containers
According to Dr Wuth, one of the best things you can do in your quest to lose weight is ditch the plastic containers or takeaway boxes:
'Portion out a serving of food and place on the plate, instead of eating from a packet or straight from a container,' he said.
Not only will this help you to see how much you're really eating in a typical display, but he also believes it will leave you more satiated in the long run.
Try moving your Doctor approved ready made meal onto a plate to see how much you're really consuming.
According to Dr Phillip Wuth, founder of the science-based weight loss meal program, TheDoctor’s Kitchen, one of the best things you can do is do away with takeaway containers which confuse portion sizes.
Use the same bowls and plates
While many people rightly focus on the foods they're eating and the amounts they're cooking when they're thinking about portion control, you should also spare a thought for your crockery.
The Doctor's approved Creamy Chicken & Pumpkin Risotto for weight loss served up in a plate ready to enjoy and get you closer to your weight loss goals.
'If the plate is really big or small, or if the bowls are bigger than you're used to, it's really easy to get confused on portion size,' Dr Wuth said.
You might think you're eating the same amount - but you're not really.
When you're cooking your own meals, try to use the same bowls and plates so you eat the same amount every time. The key to weight loss is often consistency.
Using the same bowls and plates to understand the portions of different types of food will help you change your habits and make them stick.
Consistently moving your ready-made meals into the same bowls and plates will change your habits and get you closer to your goals.
Drink a glass of water first
It's the oldest trick in the book, but still so often people confuse their thirst with hunger - and end up over-eating before they've even realised.
When you think you're hungry, pour yourself a glass of water and drink it all first, Dr Wuth suggested.
Then wait a moment, and see if you're still hungry.
Load up with vegetables first
The golden rule of healthy eating is to nourish your body with wholefoods and vegetables. But, Dr Wuth recommends watching your portion size for weight loss, as the number of calories you take in must be lesser than the number of calories you burn in a day.
“Cutting calories is the key to losing weight”, Dr Wuth said.
Try filling your plate with veggies before you reach for your meat or carbohydrates.
The Doctor's range of approved weight loss meal plans are loaded with vegetables to help you feel fuller for longer and portion and calorie controlled.
According to Dr Wuth, vegetables are good because they are low in calories, as well as being nutritious and filling.
“The most vital part of any good weight loss diet is portion and calorie control.
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