Ok I totally stole the title for my post from this picture I found on pintrest. This picture totally shows one of the biggest challenges for me in weight loss...portions. I just don't know what a healthy portion size is of most foods. Everything is super-sized and I just have lost the ability to judge a portion size. So I spend a lot of my time at home measuring things, reading labels and trying to figure out what a portion should be. This means that eating out is really hard right now because I just don't have the skills to easily judge a portion and yet I know what they brought me is way way way too much. There is also a lot of hidden fat in restaurant foods. I've read that some places put butter on top of their meat before serving to add extra juiciness, if it can be fried they'll do it and there are a lot of sauces with sugars and fats in them. We are programmed to like unhealthy food and too much of it.
|Good Ole Meat and Potatoes|
|My new plate looks more like this|
Also I lost another pound this week, despite a fall of the tracks Saturday, so I'm proud of myself. I fell off the tracks but got back on and pulled it together again, which is why this isn't a diet so much as a healthy lifestyle. In a healthy lifestyle you sometimes make bad choices but you realize it, forgive yourself and next time make better choices.