I often come across female patients who attribute their weight gain to matching the portions of their significant other. We simply don’t need to eat that much! I always recommend using smaller plates, and thinking about eating 50-75% of what your man is eating. This all depends on your size, his size, and both of your activity levels to determine your male vs. female portions.
For example, I sit at a desk all day, and get in about 30-60 minutes of exercise most days. Mr. Cyclist also tends to be at a desk a good part of the day, but when he goes to exercise he does about 60-150 minutes!
So, our portions end up looking something like this:
Pasta, turkey meatballs, lots of brussels sprouts!
I always try to put a small amount of food on my plate, and then go back and get more after I see how I feel. And I did. Got another bite of turkey meatball and a few more bites of veggies 🙂
Another thing I am working on is eating more during the day, so that I don’t feel the need to eat a larger portion for dinner.
PS- This is a great time for brussels sprouts to be in season!
Do you have any tips or tricks for your portion control?