We all know the formula. Burn more calories than you eat and you lose weight.
But do you HAVE to count your calories on a daily basis in order to get that magic formula working for you?
If you’ve ever wondered… “Can portioned eating really work?”, "Do I have to count calories to get results?”… here’s your answer
Firstly... what is portion control?
Portion control is simply focusing on eating specific portions of certain types of food, to determine the makeup of your meals and serve as a form of caloric control.
Instead of weighing or measuring your food and ‘counting’ calories, the focus is on whole, unprocessed foods from each of the macronutrient categories (protein, fat, carbs and veggies), and use various parts of your hand to determine serving sizes.
Advantages of portion control:
How does portion control compare to calorie counting in terms of results?
Firstly, it’s important to note that every person is different and the amount and speed of weight loss varies from person to person.
But comparing the results of ladies who use the calorie counting compared to portion control, both get great results.
The trick is in finding the approach that best fits your lifestyle. If you’ve tried calorie counting in the past and it drove you crazy - then its not the right approach for you. If you’ve tried portion control but admittedly you go a bit overboard with the portions then maybe calorie counting IS better for you?
At the end of the day, the best nutrition plan is the one that you can stick to consistently long term.