Tips to Cut Your Portion Size
Take a Tiny Snack Before Dinner
Getting the edge off your hunger before consuming your meal can be a great idea when you’re trying to lose weight.
The method is to make it low in calories, preferably with some protein, and low in sugar – we don’t need to build a spike.
Try a tiny handful of nuts, a low fat (low sugar) yoghurt, a few olives, wholegrain bread with light cheese spread, some low cal soup – even a tiny bag of crisps will do the job.
Remember Your Needs Are Different
People usually say they eat lighter when they spend time planning, making and offering a meal.
Get your recipe books or videos and try something that takes a little effort to make. Please take a look at Free Recipes for great home-cooked food that won’t break the calorie bank, or browse our online selection of weight loss recipes.
Only Cook as Much as You Need
Except you have unique plans for the meal you’re making, e.g. lunch tomorrow, dinner next week, cook only adequate food for the requirements of the people you are serving. Any more will possibly lead to overeating or feeling bad about wasted food.