Hello! I’ve been getting a lot of questions about weight loss and intuitive eating. I know it’s probably a combination of the new year and post-holiday pounds – time to diet, right? Well, my #1 weight loss tip is to read Intuitive Eating.
Learning your body, your hunger signals and finding that balance is very challenging – especially if you’ve been dieting and/or over or under eating for a long time. So, here are some tools you can use in your weak areas to give you confidence that you are keeping a balanced diet and not gaining weight on the journey.
The Best Weight Loss Tools:
I am a cereal killer all the way. I will eat a whole box of cereal in one day easily (and happily). But, I shouldn’t (Boo. I hate moderation).
These portion control bowls are great to keep an eye on how much cereal you’re eating.
Or just use measuring cups to actually measure out a serving and use your favorite bowl every day. Then, fill it up to that spot in your bowl every day.
Want to pack a healthy lunch?
Try this Portion Control Lunch Box or a Portable Salad Bowl – I have one of these and used to use it when I went to school and into work before I started blogging full time where I work 10 feet from the kitchen and now have no control over what I stuff into my mouth at noon every day.
Snack time is one of my worst obstacles. Once I start I cannot stop snacking!! These portable containers are good for snacks like cut up fruit, cereal, trail mix or mini-snickers.
Pack your own ‘snack packs’ in baggies with trail mix or nuts or your favorite snack. But first weigh out a good serving size with a food scale.
The easiest way to balance dinner is to divide your plate in half. Put vegetables on one half and 1/4 protein, 1/4 carbs on the other side.
Use this portion control plate if that sounds like rocket science to you.
Serving spoons that tell you how much a serving is of vegetables, pasta and more.
Drinks and Dessert
Wine glasses with calorie count on them. This is the most genius thing in the world! I ordered these before Christmas as a lil gift to myself. I don’t plan on quitting drinking any time soon – but I don’t want to gain weight. So, this will help me keep it in check.
Calorie Curvee Wine Glasses are the ones I have.
Wine Trax measures out 4, 6 and 8oz if you’d prefer to keep track that way without a calorie count.
And if I’m not drinking, I’m eating ice cream. Okay, sometimes both.
At least I eat out of a bowl and not directly from the container thanks to my handy dandy ice cream scoop. I like these ones with a thick handle so I can get a real good scoop. It’s the kind my mom had growing up and I still love it.
Question: Which of these items do you use?
Which are you going to get?