Spoon Me

by Rachel on October 26, 2009

Frustrating fact: it’s so easy to stock your kitchen with lovely, healthy, natural foods…and then eat them all in one sitting! How’s a girl to be in portion control?

Actually measuring servings is a good habit to be in, and one way to reinforce that behavior is to put the measuring tool right in the box! Think about it: protein powder comes with a scoop so you get the right size. Do you ever find yourself adding a ridiculous amount of protein powder to your smoothie? No. You take the scoop or two and move on. So…why not do the same thing with your other go-to foods??

Next time you’re out, hit the dollar store for some measuring cups and spoons. Put them in your cereal, your pasta box, your ice cream carton, your bag of almonds, or any other place you might be tempted to go buckwild. Try to get used to scooping out just that amount — pretty soon, it will look like a normal serving and you won’t think twice about it.

Portion control made easy!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Joanna October 26, 2009 at 8:11 am

I think that is SIMPLY brilliant.

I make a lot of my own 100 calorie packs for on the go (especially w/nuts) but I love your scoop idea for at home.

Doin’ it!
.-= Joanna´s last blog ..Princess Charming =-.

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2 Rachel October 26, 2009 at 9:59 am

I’m a big home-made 100 calorie packs girl too! HATE the ones sold in stores, LOVE the ones I come up with! Any faves/suggestions??

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3 Alyson October 26, 2009 at 11:19 am

Great advice! I can’t be trusted to just “eye” servings, by evil, someone chubbier side, gets the best of me :p We definitely have a good 4 sets of measuring spoons in the house, but I never thought to do it with all those things you mentions. Love it!

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