How many of you are like me who usually plan to have a little snack but instead of putting just a portion in a bowl, you reach for the whole bag, start eating out of it, and before you know it you’ve eaten half the bag?! I was able to get out of such an unhealthy habit using a few simple hacks that I’ll share with you today!
Hack Number One: Place a measuring cup in the snack bag.
If you buy snacks in large bags, a bag of almonds, for example, put a measuring cup in the bag. Make sure that it matches (or close) the serving size as indicated on the packaging. Portion control is one of the keys to a healthy and fit body.
If you have a little bowl that can serve as a measuring cup that works too, and just make sure that you know its serving size. Practice this and you won’t have to wonder or feel guilty about how much you’ve eaten and helps you to eat just the right amount of snack.
Hack Number Two: Put snacks in portion control bags.
I found these plastic baggies with measurements printed right on it from Target. It’s called Portion Control Snack.
You can see each line for a quarter cup, half cup, three-quarters cup, and a full cup serving. You can pour whatever you can such as nuts, chips, carrot sticks and whatever you want just right there in the bag! It comes in a box containing 64 bags and I got this around $2. That’s worth $2 for me as it’s just so easy for the kids to grab a snack, be mindful of the portion size and what they need to eat. It’s been such a lifesaver for me and my family!
Taking the time to really portion how much you’re eating will largely impact your fitness journey and it doesn’t matter if you’re eating healthier things as still too much of anything is not good for you. So toss that measuring cup or put some snacks in portion control bags and you’ll be one step closer to your healthier body!