When I first embarked on my weight loss journey with Weight Watchers I realized that in order to truly track my points (Click here for further explination) I needed to know exactly how much of what I was putting into my body. At first I fought the process by believing that I could eyeball the amounts of food that I was eating *rolls eyes at myself*. In my mind if I ate a grilled chicken breast with veggies and steamed rice I was good to go and the pounds would just melt off right? WRONG. You see there are these two little words called 'Portion Control'. How can you control your portions if you don't know how much you're eating?
Previously before I had a true understanding of portion control I would eat healthy foods (as much as I wanted) and couldn't understand why I would only lose about 10 lbs before I would hit a very frustrating plateau. One day after joining weight watchers a light bulb went off and I decided to invest in a digital food scale. A decent scale will cost you around $20, which is a small price to pay for what became a lifetime investment for me. At first it felt weird measuring out 5 oz of chicken, 1/3 cup of rice, and 3-4 oz of vegitables. Soon what I realized was that I could eat half of what I was previously eating and was still full. Who knew that 30 g of chips instead of the entire bag would cure my salty craving!
I've heard over and over that portion control is a big part of healthy eating and I'm just here to tell you that 'they' were right. My food scale was honestly the best investment that I've made for my health. Still to this day even though I'm basically maintaining I measure my food. It helps to keep both me and my scale in check. So if you haven't tried out a food scale think about it. It just might be the scale that helps to move your scale!
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