How to Use Your Hand for Portion Control

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Think about it: you exercise and you try to eat healthy, balanced meals, and yet, you’re still struggling to take control of your weight and achieve the fit body you’re working for. What are you doing wrong? Maybe you’re not aware of the importance of portion control for weight management.

Yes. For many people, weight control doesn’t come down to simply being active and what you eat, but how much you eat.

Portion Control Is Key for Weight Management

For many, portion control is a big problem. Over the years portion sizes in restaurants and fast food establishments have skyrocketed to massive meals, which is a “key factor that is contributing to a potentially devastating increase in obesity among children and adults,” according to the National Institutes of Health.

The CDC reports that “more than one-third (36.5%) of U.S. adults have obesity,” and the “prevalence of obesity has remained fairly stable at about 17% and affects about 12.7 million children and adolescents.”

Yes, the statistics are scary, but the good news is that the future is not hopeless. If you are looking to lose weight, to manage a healthy weight, or to combat obesity for you and your family, then you need to get educated about how to measure proper portion size and how it will affect your health.

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Erica Nahmad
Erica Nahmad

Erica Nahmad is a writer, motherhood blogger, fitness junkie and indoor cycling instructor at Flywheel Sports in Miami Beach. When not writing about health, fitness, food or family, she is most likely leading a pack in the cycling studio, spending time with her family, or learning everything she can about the latest trends in the wellness world.