Just thought I'd share some great products that are there to help us with portion control! If you're struggling to lose weight or get your diet in control, sometimes portion is KEY. Just because something may seem "healthy", we can always overindulge and at that point, we were better off eating that greasy cheeseburger. The key is moderation.
In a world with the "bigger is better" attitude in regards to food, we sure could use some products that help make it all a little easier for us to see how much Americans are actually being served...and a way to help feed our families the right amount of food, every time. Sometimes when we really measure out portions, we're shocked at the actual serving size...take a look at some of my fav's!
Have you seen these?
"Not only do these ultra-light bags take the mess and effort out of portioning bulk foods, Perfect Portions™ Bags offer unbeatable freezer burn protection* when used with Ziploc® brand Freezer bags. "
What about HealthySteps?
They are known for their great products that help us eat a balanced meal while on the go. Check out this cereal scoop to help you grab that perfect portion before you head out the door! They have single serving containers for cheese, nuts, salad dressings and MUCH more!
And the very cool,
They have a very cool, Portion Prep Center pictured above,"cutting surface, scale and measuring cup all in one convenient tool. With a textured surface and non-skid feet this cutting board will stay put through the heaviest of use. It also has an integrated food scale with a detachable portion tray so you can make sure all of your tasty vegetables are in the proper proportions to keep you lean and fit! "
Hope some of these items will help you keep your portion sizes in control while at work, school or simply living your busy life! It's nice to know that so many companies out there are striving to make healthy living easier for all of us!
THE UGLY TRUTH?
My husband and I are sure feeling the results of slacking on our mileage this summer and it's hard to face it
My husband and I have signed up with my son for our first 5K in...well, it's been too long.
Sad but true.
This means we've been out training...or somewhat training. It is pretty disappointing but like we've both said, it's our fault. We go through workout ups and downs and changed up our routines throughout the summer to deal with the heat.
Not making excuses, we are 100% to blame BUT it's a sad truth. To see where you used to be at this point last year and figuring out where you are now...definitely not where we should or want to be.
THE GOOD NEWS? That we see our goals, they are set, we are motivated and ready to get our training and mileage back to where they were at this time last year!
It's never too late!
The great thing is that we have one another to keep one another on track. We fix it before it gets out of control and thanks to our five year old, who loves to run, he keeps us motivated too! He's ready to hit the high school track and try some intervals out there, BUT we need to step up our game before we're hitting the track with all the other runners.
This gives us fuel that we need to succeed. It motivates us because we wanna be the best that we can be for our children and for each other.
We used to be really good about signing up for races monthly, but obviously got off track.
What are your favorite ways to keep your portions in control? I'd love for you to share!!
How do you keep your training and workouts up where they needs to be, year-round?