What is portion control?
Portion control is eating healthy portions to provide the right balance of energy, carbs, proteins and fats.
What is a portion control diet?
A portion control diet is an eating plan based on the amount you eat. Eating the right portion sizes for you (based on your gender, age and activity levels) will help you lose weight.
Why is it important to control portion sizes?
All foods, no matter how healthy they are contain calories. If you eat more calories than you burn up then you gain weight. Eating healthy portion sizes not only helps you maintain a healthy weight but it also ensures you get the right balance of proteins, carbohydrates and fats in your diet.
How much rice do you need per person?
An average healthy serving size is 75g of uncooked rice. The Carb Spoon saves you having to weigh your rice and it’s sold with a complete guide to perfectly portions carbs which helps you work out the optimal amount of rice for you based on your age, activity levels and how much other carb foods you have eaten during the day.
How much is a portion of pasta per person?
An average healthy serving size is 75g of uncooked pasta. The Carb Spoon saves you having to weigh your pasta and it’s sold with a complete guide to perfectly portions carbs which helps you work out the optimal amount of pasta for you based on your age, activity levels and how much other carb foods you have eaten during the day.
Can you eat pasta when trying to lose weight?
Yes. It’s a myth that carbs stop you losing weight, but eating a healthy amount for weight loss is key.
Is it okay to eat pasta every day?
Variety in your diet is important to ensure you get a variety of vitamins and minerals. If pasta is the only carb food you enjoy then eating it every day with a variety of vegetables and protein sources will help give you the balance of nutrients you need.
How many carbs should you eat in a day to lose weight?
Our complete guide to perfectly portioned carbs which is sold together with The Carb Spoon will ensure you eat the right amount of carbs to lose weight.
How many carbs are in a low carb diet?
Low carbohydrate diets such as The Paleo diet contain less than 130g per day, while very low carb diets (such as the ketogenic diet and the Atkins diet) can contain as little as 30g per day. Although some people may benefit from a low carbohydrate diet, it will only be beneficial if it can be sustained long term. While many people find it easy to cut out healthy sources of carbs such as pasta, rice and fruit, many struggle to cut out chocolate, cereal bars, crisps and bread. Consulting a Dietitian will give you the best support in achieving and maintaining a realistic reduction of carbohydrates in your diet.
What carbs to avoid when trying to lose weight?
Carbohydrates include starches and sugars, as well as fibre. Cutting down on sugars found in fizzy drinks, cakes, biscuits, sweets and chocolate is the best way to reduce your carbohydrate intake to lose weight.
What carbs are good for you to lose weight?
Filling up on high fibre carbs (such as porridge and wholegrains) and including fruit and yoghurts which contain natural sources of sugar are the best carbs to include when losing weight.