3 Simple Tips to Help You Stay on Track with Your Eating

Friday, February 26, 2021


Hi family and friends! 👋


I wanted to do a quick share on three of the simple tips I use to try and stay on track with my eating (two actual tips, one more of a splurge tip- all three good!). Although they seem small, these little habits put into a routine of practice do have a direct result on my overall goals. I'm sharing them with you today because it could either help you stay on track with your goals or inspire you to come up with your own.





1. Try to Use a Small Plate


If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen me share this recently. RP Strength reposted my post on their page too, so you may have seen it twice!

I generally always use a small plate and/or bowl for my meals. Yes, my food is falling off the sides and doesn't always fit well, but it makes my brain *think* that I'm eating more with a full plate. It's amazing what you can train your mind into thinking! I always feel like I'm having a lot, and 9/10 my food does all fit onto the smaller version. I track my food, but if I didn't, my portion size would be more exact with a small plate vs using a normal size plate, so there's not too many situations where I would need to adjust to a different size.





2. Salad Dressing on Your Fork, Not Your Food


I personally don't use dressing on a salad often, maybe blue cheese with a steak salad once or twice a year. I just prefer a lemon squeeze or avocado if I'm making my burrito bowl with lettuce. However, this could also be incorporated with pizza and other things you use dressing with (which is where I get on board most often!). 

We can still be friends if you don't eat your pizza with a fork too, that's totally okay! 


Steps:

  • Dip the fork into the dressing
  • Stab the fork into your food
  • Eat
  • Repeat  


When you're finished, take a look at how much dressing is still in the ramekin. Then think about how all of that could be stuck to a lettuce leaf and consumed if you mixed it in. You still taste the dressing, but consume so much less! I highly encourage you to try this at least once. I bet it becomes one of your favorite tips moving forward as well.






3. Sugar Free Jello and Fat Free Whip


We all have cravings. You're human, and it's going to happen. I look at myself as a very disciplined individual, but even I give in at times. This is completely normal and should be 100% expected. If you're looking for a sweet treat that won't do damage to your bottom line, sugar free Jello and fat free whip is amazing!  


Example:

(Servings per container is 8)

Amount Per Serving:

Calories 10

Protein 1g

Fat 0g

Carbs 0g


What I'm saying here is you could ultimately pig out on the entire bowl and be at 80 calories.. and you're going to feel like you ate a ton at the same time. For those moments and/or days this is truly needed, you're welcome for this one! 


That's it for now! :) 


I hope this post was helpful. The best way to say thank you is to share, comment or pin any of the photos in this post. I appreciate you all so much. Have a wonderful weekend!







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2 comments

  1. I am really trying to control my food intake. Taking a smaller plate really helps control it. Thanks for sharing this

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  2. Great tips! I love the jello idea!

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