5 PORTION CONTROL CONTAINERS THAT MAKE MEALS SUPER EASY
One of the biggest factors in improving health and losing weight is your relationship with food. In particular, the amount of food and the relationship between energy in vs. energy out is extremely important. You can eat all of the healthy food that you want, but if you’re still eating too much then you won’t maintain or lose weight. So the amount of food that you take in plays a huge role in your quest for your body goals.
Unfortunately, in today’s world, everything is magnified, super sized and plumped up. There are unhealthy choices lurking around every check out counter. It seems like every restaurant offers a value menu where the more you get for your money is a good thing. It’s not necessarily a bad thing for those people who can control how much they eat but for those that can’t it usually spirals the in opposite direction. It’s no wonder that so many people are walking around over weight, feeling energy less and ready to make a change!
Because food is the most important factor in your quest for a healthier body (and mind), it’s important to focus not only on what you eat but also how you eat. Using portion control for the amount of energy you take in is the first step. The eyeball method is a great way to measure your portions with your hand. It’s perfect because you can be anywhere and use this method (scroll to bottom of post for eyeball method).
For those that want additional help with portions or to get used to the correct portions when you start a new eating regimen, portion control containers can help a ton! It’s takes the guessing game out of portion control. To help you with this, we’ve got a few options below that will help you measure out your meals without a big fuss. Whether you’re on the go and you need a portion control container or you’re at home and need help with your plate, we’ve got the tools for you.
Precise Portion Control Meal Plates
How It Works: BPA free healthy travel plates keep your food portions precise even when you’re on the go. Portioned food stays secure with sectioned travel plates come and seal-able lids.
Dietitian-Designed: Precise Portions plates are designed by registered dietitians using current USDA nutritional guidelines in order to provide accurate food portioning and help you reduce overeating, and control your weight.
Starts at $12.95
Get Them Here: Precise Portions Meal Plates
Leak Proof Meal Box w/Insulated Case
Need a way to control your portion sizes? This BPA free container is the perfect way to portion out your meals and includes a leak proof lid as well as a matching insulated bag. Take this one to work, on the road or to school to keep food cool or hot. The Modetro meal box is microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe.
Get It Here: Modetro Meal Box
It doesn’t get much easier than this! Meal measure is a simple tool to place on top of your plate for portion control. Easily portion out your protein, vegetables, fruit and starch with marked sections. Fits most dinner plates.
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Bento Lunch Boxes (BPA Free)
Bento lunch boxes make food easy to pack and go. They are a fantastic way to portion out foods and tote to work or store in your refrigerator. Made of eco friendly food grade material, they are BPA free, free of chemicals and are microwave and freezer safe. Food stays divided but NOT LEAK-PROOF in the 3 compartment food containers.
Approximately: $11/pack of 10
Get Them Here: Bento Lunch Boxes
7 Piece Portion Control Container Set
This 7-piece system allows you to maintain better portion control for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Pre Measured Containers: Our Color Coded meal prep containers are BPA FREE, pre-measured based on the amount of fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, proteins and carbs you need each day. Simply match your color to your food plan for ideal portion control sizes.
Get It Here: 7 Piece Portion Control Container Set
Eyeball Method Portion Control:
Protein = 1 Palm of Hand
Carbs = 1 Cupped Hand (no fingers)
Vegetables = 1 Fist
Fat = 1 Thumb
Protein = 2 Palms of Hand
Carbs = 2 Cupped Hands (no fingers)
Vegetables = 2 Fists
Fat = 2 Thumbs
While the portion control containers will certainly help you measure out in a more concrete way, the eyeball method is particularly helpful when eating out, on the go, at parties, when traveling and even at home. It’s important to incorporate the portion control method that works for you best. We hope this post helps you with portion control. If you have any questions, please type them in the comments and we’ll be happy to answer them for you! If you need help with your healthy eating habits, join us for a wellness retreat or check out our Health & Wellness Coaching to recharge your goals. - Margot
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