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The Skinny on Smaller Portions
10 tips on getting rid of the unwanted gift of holiday weight gain I am here to tell you that most of weight loss gimmicks will only result in you losing weight in your wallet

 
February 20, 2008

Weighing in on Portion Control
great tips on controlling portions and losing weight

No matter how much you workout and cut the sugars as well as the high glycemic carbs, you will still not lose the weight you want unless you practice some kind of portion control. Getting skinny in a numbers game. Around 3500 calories equals one pound. The average person burns about 2000 calories +/- per day. If you eat more that that 2000 calories your body will store it in the fat reserves.

Here are a few tips on estimating portion size.

  • A deck of playing cards = one serving (three ounces) of meat, poultry, or fish
  • Half a baseball = one serving (one-half cup) of fruit, vegetables, pasta, or rice.
  • Your thumb = one serving (one ounce) of cheese.
  • A small hand holding a tennis ball = one serving (one cup) of yogurt or chopped fresh greens

Now that you understand what a portion size should look like now here are a few good ideas to keep your portion sizes down.

  • Take a standard serving out of the package and eat it off a plate instead of eating straight out of a large box or bag.
  • Get a doggie bag for half of your meal.
  • Avoid eating in front of the TV or while busy with other activities. Pay attention to what you are eating and fully enjoy the smell and taste of your foods.
  • Split a meal or dessert with a partner or friend at a restaurant.
  • Eat slowly so your brain can get the message that your stomach is full.
  • Ask for salad dressing, butter, and sauces on the side so you can control how much you use.
  • Take seconds of vegetables or salads instead of higher-fat, higher-calorie parts of a meal such as meats or desserts.
  • When cooking in large batches, freeze food that you will not serve right away. This way, you won't be tempted to finish eating the whole batch before the food goes bad. And you'll have ready-made food for another day. Freeze in single-meal-sized containers.
  • Try to eat three sensible meals at regular times throughout the day. Skipping meals may lead you to eat larger portions of high-calorie, high-fat foods at your next meal or snack.
  • Eat breakfast every day.
  • Keep snacking to a minimum. Eating many snacks throughout the day may lead to weight gain.
  • When you do have a treat like chips, cookies, or ice cream, eat only one serving, eat it slowly, and enjoy it!
  • Get in the habit of having one helping.

So... practice watching your portions and get skinny.

Have an excellent day.

Thom King
President
[email protected]
Steviva Brands, Inc.

YOUR RECIPE

Low Glycemic Sugar Free Gourmet Ketchup
Serves: 18
Carbs Per Serving: 4.5 g
Prep Time:<20 minutes
Skill Level: Easy

What goes well with hamburgers and hot dogs? A dash of ketchup? Careful - a third of ketchup is sugar. Here's a sugar free version that is absolutely amazing and won't load you up on sugar.

Ingredients
6 large tomatoes, quartered
1 bulb fennel, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic
1/4 cup Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or a dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
10 whole cloves
2 whole star anise pods
1 tablespoon salt

Directions
1. In a large saucepan combine tomatoes, fennel, onion, garlic, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or a dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder , molasses, vinegar, cloves, anise pods and salt. Reduce over low heat until mixture becomes very thick.
2. Puree mixture in a blender and strain through a mesh strainer. Chill and store in refrigerator.

Nutritional Facts
Total Calories: 361
Calories Per Serving: 20.08 serving size 2 tablespoons
Total Fat Per Serving: 1.40g
Saturated Fat: 0.0 g
Cholesterol Per Serving : 0.0mg
Sodium Per Serving : 312.5 mg
Total Carbohydrates Per Serving : 4.5g

Dietary Fiber: 1.14
Sugars: 3.25g
Protein: 1.00g

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