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“Smart Eating Week” ends today but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be trying to eat smart whenever possible. I’m going to share an important tip you can use beyond smart eating week 🏃♀️
Let’s talk portions 🤗 Portions play such an important role in affecting how much energy we consume in a day 👍🏻
‘Portion Distortion’ is the act of making a meal larger than it should be. Did You Know? The average size of discretionary foods served has increased a average of 66% since 1997 😯 Unknowingly, people tend to eat more when more is served, this is known as the ‘Portion Size Effect’.
In addition to this there is so much conflicting information on how many times a day we should be eating. So this + ‘Portion Distortion’ results in increased overall energy intake.
What can you do?
1. Listen to your body, are you really hungry?
2. Fill your plate with veggies, at least half, and eat them first.
3. Eat slowly - it takes 20 minutes before your brain signals that you’re full.
4. If you’re eating out have half and pack the rest for later or share with a friend.
5. Choose a smaller plate.
Can you tell if this equals a serving size of fish (100g cooked)?
Want the recipe of this pistachio dukkah crusted salmon? Comment below ⬇️⬇️