Mindless Portion Control Tips
Measure out and transfer 1-ounce portions into resealable bags. While nuts are a very healthy food and have even been shown to assist in weight loss, one large handful could hold more calories than you need.
Runnersworld.com offers this tip for cheese: Whenever you have a block of cheese, read how many servings come in a package, and then score the cheese appropriately so you know what a single portion should look like.
Butter and cream cheese
Score as you did for the cheese into teaspoon-size portions for butter and 1-ounce portions for cream cheese.
Fatty cold cuts
Calories from salami and pepperoni can add up fast. Divide into 1-ounce servings and separate with plastic wrap or parchment paper. This is wise to do for lean meats as well, mainly because you will see how much more turkey you can eat versus salami.
You know when you get home and the ice cream is the perfect consistency? Take that time to scoop out the ice cream onto a cold cookie sheet. Place the sheet in the freezer until the ice cream is solid then transfer to a large freezer bag. The typical ice cream scoop is a half cup which is also the amount in a serving. When you want a serving, pop it in a cup and enjoy without the bent spoons and accidental extra ingestion.
A big bag of M&Ms is enticing. Divide it up immediately into smaller portions. With this trick you can save money by buying economy-sized bags of candy but still get the health benefits of the those little 100-calorie packs. While you’re at it do the same for cookies.