Eating junk foods and gaining weight is one thing, but if you think that you are eating healthy foods and still gaining weight by a few pounds, then it maybe that you are overeating. The solution to your problem is portion control. You should closely watch the amount of food you eat daily. If you eat more than what you need, you will gain weight for sure!
Contrary to what you might believe, portion control is NOT controlling the amount of food that you put on your plate; rather, it means controlling your daily calorie consumption. Nearly every food you buy from the grocery will have details about its calorie contents at the back of the package. Read those labels carefully. By reading those labels, you will get a fair idea of how many calories you are consuming daily!
It could be that you are actually consuming more calories than what your body needs, and consequently gaining weight by leaps and bounds. Once you implement this calorie counting strategy, you will see what a huge difference in makes in your body weight!
Another way to control your portions is by eating on a smaller plate. Let’s face it: if you eat less food on a bigger plate, you will ‘feel’ that you are eating less, even though it could be untrue. It is not enough that the amount of food you put on a plate fills up your stomach; satiating your eyes and mind is equally important. And the only way to achieve both goals is by using a smaller plate.
When you use a smaller plate, it will naturally be full to the brim, and while you maybe eating the same amount of food as before, in your mind you will actually believe that you are eating a lot more! Got it?
Once your mind is satiated, you won’t feel tempted to eat any junk foods! Believe it or not, most people overeat not because they are hungry but because they want to derive emotional comfort from food!
Here is another way to reduce your food intake without starving yourself: add raw fruits and vegetables with every meal you eat. This is because fruits and vegetables, especially when eaten in their raw forms, can satiate you very quickly and even keep you full for a long time. You might believe that eating a lot of veggies is not going to fill your stomach, but it definitely will! As a matter of fact, most of the raw vegetables are rich in fiber, which is what satiates your hunger!