What foods do you struggle with portion control or overeating? Some common problems I hear are low carb ice cream, peanut butter, cheese whisps, pork-rinds, or anything chocolate!
For me, there are certain keto foods I also tend to overeat. I know in my heart of hearts that I should “stop” after eating one serving of low carb nuts, but sometimes, I just can’t! I keep eating more.
To help prevent me from overeating, I rely upon a variety of visual cues to help keep my portion control in check. I’m never going to be the kind of person that weighs and measures her food (this is lazy keto, after all). Instead, I rely on easy portion control tricks, like using a shot glass to measure an ounce of nuts.
I can’t be the only one that struggles in this department. If overeating and portion control is a challenge for you, too, I want to share some of my tricks with you for “eyeballing” standard sizes and staying on track. I recorded this short video on the DIRTY, LAZY, KETO YouTube channel describing the portion control strategies I use to maintain my 140 pound keto weight loss. I hope you find it helpful! If so, please give the video a thumbs up, make a comment, and subscribe to the channel (to get notified of new videos).
When my “off-switch” completely fails me, though, I’m ready with my top-secret weight-loss weapon: eating a ton of keto vegetables. One of the tricks I use to prevent overeating of triggering foods (in the first place) is to fill up on eating low carb vegetables throughout the day, starting as early as breakfast. I know keto veggies aren’t a sexy answer for overeating, but for me, this kind of “filler” helps prevent me from gaining weight. It works!
If you’re not sure which low carb veggies are keto-friendly, I’ll pause and do a little show-and-tell for you right now.
Knowing your triggers are half the battle.
When portion control is a challenge for keto foods, one effective strategy I recommend is spending a little more money at the grocery store on portion-controlled sizes. For example, buying individually wrapped ice cream bars (instead of a pint) helps remind me to slow down and enjoy one serving. Sure, they might cost a little more, but in my opinion, that money is well spent!
Sometimes, spending a little more helps you save in the long run. I talk about this concept (and many more weight loss strategies that helped me lose 140 pounds) in The DIRTY, LAZY, KETO Dirt Cheap Cookbook – it’s not just about keto recipes! Ironically, not every tip shared in The DIRTY, LAZY, KETO Dirt Cheap Cookbook is geared toward putting money in your pocket. Knowing when and where to spend your precious dollars is just as important as knowing when to put the credit card away.
I’m here to support you, my friend. Losing weight doesn’t have to be complicated, boring, or expensive. Let’s do this together!