Does the weight of your food make a difference?· 0 comments · Friend in the Closet
Sometimes a little understanding and clarity can go a long way. If you are like most of us understanding what 4oz of meat looks like versus what we “really” enjoy is a challenge and using the old school thinking, “no more than the size of your palm” just doesn’t seem to be enough, right? Doubtful you will put the food in your hand to weigh it in a restaurant but then again……
Dining at home is much easier if you are watching your fruit, veggies and “high” fat protein consumption simply because you can select the weight at the market ahead of time but what happens when you dine out? Most restaurants offer the protein weight but not the sides. If your “lifestyle” program (formerly know as DIET) limits your “high” fat intake to 4-8oz daily then I can offer a simple solution that only you will noticed when ordering offering you comfort while adjusting to this new healthier way of thinking. Some of those “high” fat proteins, red meat, salmon, sardines, tuna are offered by weight ranging from 4oz to as much as 20oz. For example, the petite filet generally 6oz, filet mignon 8-12oz and the NY 12-16oz, salmon 8oz all pre cooked. If you’re a fish lover most seafood dishes are approximately 8oz rarely more and unless it’s a fatty fish like salmon it doesn’t shrink in weight. Most chicken dishes are 4-6oz especially the “breast” portion. So if you are being mindful of your protein intake and looking to reduce some fat, eat less of the “high fat” proteins like red meat, salmon, sardines, tuna by cutting the portion in half.
Bottom line enjoy without guilt but know the facts behind what you consume. When you ask “why can’t I get rid of the belly fat” or, “what is the best way to drop pounds and inches?” My suggestion 1st make the decision to commit to a change, then remove DIET from your vocabulary and use “a LIFESTYLE adjustment” as your reason instead.