This reminds me of a period around Thanksgiving 2012. I was in a little phase where I was really into greek yoghurt, Pumpkin spiced granola and fruit for breakfast. I used to buy the large tub of greek yoghurt and a bag of Pumpkin spiced granola from Trader Joes and leave them at work so I could make breakfast at my desk. It was a great breakfast. Delicious. But it feels like I would never add the right proportions of granola to yoghurt so I would always end up with some yoghurt at the bottom of the bowl so I would add just a little more granola but then it would be too much and it’s a little dry so I would add a little more yoghurt. And before I knew it, I had eaten several servings worth of the unending bowl.
My advice. Read the label, make the appropriate serving size and put the bags/cartons away so there is no temptation to top up the bowl.
And this is another trick I’ve used to control portions when I’m eating at home. After I’ve prepared a meal and served myself, I wash the dishes BEFORE I eat. If all the serving spoons are put away, I am hesitant to serve myself seconds just because I want to avoid having to wash anything other than my plate and fork. No guarantees, but it worked for me. It might work for you.
There is a secret your trainers might not be telling you. They might be holding out. All those workouts you are doing with your trainer aren’t really going to have a full impact on your fitness unless you are eating a healthy diet. In fact, eating well is almost a bigger determinant of reaching your fitness or weight goals than exercise. I used to think that running a lot and doing tons of workouts was the key to being slim. I would run 10 miles and then spend 2 hours at the gym and then gripe that I was sticking to the same weight or even gaining. Truth is, I was lying to myself. I was eating healthy foods but I had issues with lying part. It would start in the morning. I would look at my cereal box and see that 3/4 of a cup…
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