Sunday, November 4, 2012

Portion Controll

Hello everyone, it's a rainy weekend up here in my neck of the woods perfect for house projects, meal planning and cooking. Our first Halloween in our house was fun for me hubby missed it because he was at school studying. He is such a good man and a hard worker. He works full time and goes to school full time, which is hard for me sometimes because I hardly ever see him.  On Halloween I took a page out of Rosalie's play book and handed out bags of chips instead of candy. I wanted to hand out bags of pirate booty but I couldn't find any at costco or the grocery store, next year if I think of it in enough time I'm sure I could order them off amazon. The parents of a super cute little chick gave me the thumbs up on bags of chips instead of candy :)

Yesterday I started reading the original bfc again, and wow there was a ton of stuff that I had forgot, or that I have been pushing the line on. I think that is part of the problem too often we eye ball it or think that what we are doing is the right thing when it comes to weight loss and maintenance.

Another really simple and common sense thing I have been overlooking is lately is portion size of what we take to work everyday. When I make food and put it away in the fridge hubby takes whatever container it is in so if I put something away in a larger container he will take that container and eat it. I find that I have been taking a larger container with the thought that I will eat some at lunch and some at break, but I often eat too much at a time. Yesterday I talked to hubby about this and he agreed that sometimes we are just eating too much food even though it's not sugary or carby.

I guess that's all for now, I hope everyone is having a great weekend :)


  1. Katie, I bought my Pirate's Booty at Target (when I was in the US). Do you have a Target near you? Because I eat very low carb I find it hard to overeat (it's hard to eat too much protein and fat - you feel sick). I have don’t it a few times and felt pretty gross so I'm pretty careful to eat just until I fell satisfied.

  2. Congrats on your first Halloween in your new house:) Pretty cool right?
    I have the books sitting in my garage, I had loaned them to a friend and since I brought them home, they haven't made it into the house. Crazy!
    As long as we keep it in our head, we will be successful:)

  3. I am so happy for the both of you in your new house. I would have handed out chip bags if I couldn't fine the pirates booty too. I think you are right about the portions - its so easy to over eat when you put too much left overs in it.
    You are doing great - have a good weekend :-)

  4. I agree - portion control is SOOO important. Just because it's low carb or low sugar doesn't mean we can eat as much of it as we want. Have a great week, and happy halloween!

  5. It seems that a lot of us are trying to get back to basics! I keep reading that portion size doesn't matter if we are eating the right things, but I guess it really does matter after all. How disapointing!