139.4…Portion Control

Portion control is so important when you are trying to lose weight. I’ve lost about thirty pounds over the last few years and I attribute most of it to portion control. Everything in moderation is my motto.

Most of the time I’m pretty good at portion control. It’s a whole lot harder at restaurants. It’s especially hard for me at my favorite restaurant, Firenze Trattoria. We went there last night and I’m afraid to admit that portion control went out the window.

I enjoyed a glass of wine while my husband and I split a Chopped Caesar salad.

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I was debating between two dishes and finally chose the Pollo Piccata. The debate was about the size of the dish. It’s probably a good two serving sizes and I finish the ENTIRE plate every time I order it. It’s too good not to!

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There’s two pieces of chicken there. Yes, I ate it all. I knew I would. Portion control out the window. But…I don’t eat like this every day. It’s all about moderation.

If you struggle with portion control, I found a great article to help you understand what portion sizes should be. Visit Everyday Health and they will put it all in perspective for you. Did you know that the correct portion size for rice is the size of a cupcake wrapper? I didn’t!

Breakfast this morning was Trader Joe’s vanilla Greek yogurt, Coconut-Sour Cherry Granola and mixed berries.

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I took the kids to school and then volunteered at a big school carnival that I’ve been helping to put on.  The kids had half day so they wanted to go to McDonald’s for lunch. I had a grilled chicken sandwich and fries. I couldn’t pass up the fries today. But….I only ate half! Portion control right!?! :)

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Looking forward to a relaxing Friday evening!

Do you have issues with portion control?