Today’s post is brought to you by the letter P.
As in Portion control.
As in why is it so freakin hard and why do we now insist on cramming everything into a bag or can labeled 100 calories.
my personal fave? the 100 calorie cans of pop (can you tell where Im from? which coast?). Ludicrous and not the good kind.
Im torn on the cal-packs. Most of me loves them (especially the almonds) as Im all about being the informed consumer.
Sure, I may lose myself in a riveting hour with the NY Real Housewives (Im fascinated by Bethenny. Not so much her dating-life but her fame-quest and branding mission.) & discover at the end Im surrounded by
cupcake almond wrappers but at least the sheer number of them leaves me aware of how much Ive eaten.
The other side of me, the MizFit side, is entirely aware that most of the 100 cal packs are things we shouldnt be eating *anyway* and, as established on Eat Cake day, when we indulge do we really want it to be in stuff with a shelf life?
To don my serious-fitness-health-bandanna for a moment—–all we really need to do is (re)learn what portion size is and eat accordingly.
Please to remember:
One serving (three ounces) of meat, poultry or fish is about the size of a deck of playing card.
One serving (one-half cup) of fruit, vegetables, pasta or rice is about the size of a small fist (MizFit comment: I dont love this phrasing. Whose fist?!)
One serving (one ounce) of cheese is about the size of your thumb (see above).
One serving (one cup) of milk, yogurt, or chopped fresh greens is about the size of a tennis ball.
(please to imagine me yanking off aforementioned bandanna)
Now, Im not about the portion control when one is eating clean (we’ve previously established all that) but it’s always good to know.
In addition, it is *so* hard to exercise control over the very snacks which are shoved into 100 calorie packages so perhaps that IS the answer in some instances.
One concept I think we can ALL agree
sucks may never make The O List is this.
I seriously had to keep clicking around the site to see if this “Portion Control Made Easy”! (note: the exclamation point OUTSIDE of the quotation marks is theirs not mine) was a joke or not.
Im trying to get them to send the MizFits a plate and, if they do, I’ll be looking for volunteers to haul it to a restaurant & use it in public (dont panic. there are directions).
That, my friends, would be comedy gold.