Hello beautiful ,

Cutting back on calories is not the answer to successful weight loss and successful health… you have to increase the quality of what you eat, not just reduce the quantity.

Joel Fuhrman

The quote above has several aspects, today we are looking at size. The amount of what we eat of each item is important. The problem is if we change  amounts of what we eat too quickly  we will not be able to maintain it for the rest of our lives. So we need to make small unnoticeable changes each week.

Another issue is what is portion size supposed to be? Is it the serving size on packaging? the best place to check is with a nutritional professional or the NHS or similar group. the NHS has a free PDF available with an easy guide for adults found here https://www.ntw.nhs.uk/content/uploads/2017/10/Daily-planner-and-portion-guide.pdf

By comparing your portions with the recommended portions you can cut back on the amounts of some foods but you may find you should be eating more of other foods.

Every change should be done slowly and gradually unless directed by a medical professional. If you need to reduce the portion size you are eating for one type of food, do this gradually by an amount you will not notice. You should not have to go hungry.

Grab a cup of your favourite drink, put your earbuds in if you need to and goto a quiet space and get comfortable.  Then complete today’s lesson here .

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Have a wonderful day!