Are you watching your portions? My successfully kept resolution !

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jan 2, 06:19 PM in and . No comments.

Just a quick mention of my successfully kept resolution from the start of 2012. I was terrible for cooking too much pasta and was determined to downsize the portions and prevent food waste. I’m happy to say this one has been a success and I’ve managed to cook the right amount each time using this handy tool – my spaghetti portion measurer.

I’d highly recommend using portion measures, especially for things like pasta and rice. Although I’m not anti carbohydrate, I do think many of us are eating too large a portion for our build and activity levels, so making sure we don’t overindulge goes a long way to keeping weight in check.

And what is the right amount for each of us? For carbohydrates on the plate, using your fist measure is a good guide….your portion should be about the same as the size of your fist!

Tags: Carbohydrates, Portions, Spaghetti Measure, Weight Control

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Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Anne is a Health Professions Council (HPC) registered dietitian (RD), an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD- Australia), a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), a member of the British Dietetic Association, The Nutrition Society and of The Dietetics Association of Australia.

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