I used to think I had dieting and meal planning all figured out, until i realized that I hadn’t actually committed to a diet in years. After having three children in six years, my body hasn’t been “mine” in a really long time. Sure, what’s on my plate isn’t usually much, but when your toddler always wants to share the bottom half of their cupcake with you –was I really counting everything I was eating?
And then I started my new diet. This diet wasn’t a healthy one. It was one where I told myself all calories were bad and I felt guilty if I ate anything other than a banana or apple. I was going sugar free, low carb, grain free — did I mention I am already a partial vegetarian? (By partial, I mean, we only eat meat once a week/month.) After a few weeks I realized I was dropping my calorie intake so low I was causing more harm than good. By far, what I was doing wasn’t healthy eating. This is when I started researching ways to make sure I was consuming what my body required for fuel, while staying within the range I needed to lose weight.
To start my new program with a clear perspective, I worked on a plan with a one year goal. I thought, one year is a small dot in my lifeline — I can set aside a year to really take charge of my weight and make a healthy diet routine.
This time next year, I want to have lost the extra weight I have, and keep it off! To understand what that means, I divided how much weight I wanted to lose by fifty-two to determine how many pounds I needed to lose each week. When I looked at the number, I immediately realized, it was completely doable!
Once I knew what I needed to do, I had to start looking at how I was going to do it. For me, I find the most challenging part of a healthy diet to be finding the place in the middle of “food is good” and “food is bad.” I love food. I love cooking it, eating it, baking it, looking at it — food is good! But when I’m trying to lose weight, I fear food and think of it as being bad for me. This is where programs like Healthy Meal Packs and the 7 Piece Portion Control Container Kit are a great asset.
Healthy Meal Packs are containers that take the guess work out of portion control. Each container holds exactly what is needed per serving of each of the food types indicated.
- Green – Vegetables, Capacity: 8 oz
- Purple – Fruit, Capacity: 8 oz
- Red – Proteins, Capacity: 6 oz
- Yellow – Carbs, Capacity: 5.3 oz
- Blue – Healthy Fats, Capacity: 2.7 oz
- Orange – Nuts,Seeds and Dressings, Capacity 2 oz
These containers remind everyone to create the right balance of vegetables, fruit, protein, carbs, and healthy fats into their diet daily. Our bodies not only crave these foods, but they need them for fuel and to maintain a healthy body.
Each pack comes with a guide to help setup exactly what YOUR body needs to manage. Regardless if you are dieting like me, trying to maintain your weight, or working to gain weight you lost unexpectedly — the guide included with Healthy Meal Packs 7 Piece Portion Control Container Kit will help you create portions based on your meal plan.
Healthy Meal Packs are comparable to the 21 Day Fix and can help you overcome portion control confusion. Look for the 7 Piece Portion Control Container Kit on Amazon.