The Problem with Portion Control | Dr. Stephen Gullo

The Problem with Portion Control

By March 17, 2016 How To Lose Weight No Comments

Portion control is considered to be one of the cornerstones of dieting. Proponents claim that you can eat fast food tacos, chocolate, ice cream, and all other types of junk food and still lose weight so long as you use portion control. Some proponents of portion control recommend stocking your kitchen with much smaller bowls, plates, and glasses to cut down on portion sizes and calories.

It’s pretty well known by now that America suffers from an obesity epidemic. Just a few decades ago, the average portion sizes of home-cooked and restaurant meals were much smaller. So it stands to reason that portion control is the answer to dieting right? Wrong. If you rely on your willpower to help you lose weight, chances are it’s not going to work. You’ll probably tell yourself, “Well, I took a much smaller bowl of ice cream, so what’s the harm in adding a candy bar to lunch tomorrow?” Instead of relying on faulty willpower, it’s always best to use smart weight loss strategies to meet your goal weight. Use lower-calorie food substitutions instead of dieting deprivation. Plan out your meals in advance and don’t forget to make time to exercise.