A 20 oz bottle of coke = 240 calories. Those calories can add up faster than you think. Here is some food for thought…
Do you have a weekly habit of drinking soda or another sweetened beverage (i.e. sweet tea, juice, or coffee beverage with added sugar)? One drink consumed on a weekly basis equals nearly a 4 pound weight gain a year.
One of the best ways to improve your diet and your food budget is portion control!
As Americans, we eat very large portions. Think steak house dinner with a 12 or 16oz steak for one person, served with a huge baked potato. This is after your appetizer of bread and salad, and maybe even a bloomin’ onion or baked potato skins. All of which is way more food than any one person needs in one sitting. The steak alone exceeds one person’s protein portion for the entire day!
Try using smaller utensils, plates, bowls, and cups!!!
Research has shown people who use smaller bowls and spoons eat less then people who have larger bowls and spoons. One of the researchers sited in the study below- Painter, JE- did a TV spot with people eating ice cream. The people who had the little pink sample spoons from Baskin Robbins and a small bowl ate less and were JUST AS SATISFIED with the smaller amount of ice cream eaten when compared to people who had larger bowls and spoons and ate more ice cream.
Learn more by watching this brief video clip!