One of the biggest challenges to maintaining a healthy diet is to know how much food is enough to get the nutrition you need without going overboard. Portion control is especially important if you have a condition, such as diabetes, where blood sugar is a major factor.
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The truth is, many people put more on their plate than they need to, or skip healthy snacks or meals and end up binge eating to make up for the lost calories. And when you’re very hungry, you may not make the wisest choices about how much you should be eating in one sitting. Here are six tips to help you keep your portions under control…
1. Eat Meals Regularly
Skipping a meal to try and lose weight is not in your best interest, according to Health magazine. In fact, as mentioned before, all you’re doing is making your stomach cry out for food—and you may end up filling yourself with empty calories just to get your fill.
The article from Health notes that you shouldn’t go longer than 5-hours between meals, and you should eat the standard 3-meals per day. Eating on a regular schedule will help curb cravings and train you to adjust to a reasonable portion size.