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30 Days to a Cleaner Diet: Day 17

portion controlDay 17 Goal: Measure your portions today.

If you live in America, you know that portion control is a huge factor in the obesity issue in this country. Everything is available in ‘super-mega-double’ size, and we’ve just gotten used to that. Eating healthy is not as effective when you’re eating 2 and 3 times as much as you should. So today, actively measure your portions at each meal. I use a digital food scale, like this one. It’s helpful to have a scale that measures in grams and ounces and has a separate bowl that can be removed for cleaning. I highly recommend the investment, because after a while you will really begin to see what a healthy, reasonable portion looks like. Your eyes will finally stop being bigger than your stomach.

If you don’t want to buy a food scale, livebetteramerica has an awesome pocket chart that will help you eyeball it. The point is, pay attention to HOW MUCH you are eating today.