Tricks for Reducing Food Portions

There are many tricks used by restaurants, supermarkets and advertising specialists to manipulate us that we can turn to our advantage. Here are some ways to help you cut down your portions and help keep you losing weight.

1 Out of sight, out of mind.

Hide sweet and salty snacks somwhere that is harder for you to reach. Also, do not leave kitchenware for quick cooking, such as a toaster or cutting board, on the kitchen counter. Keeping cookies within reach and within your sight will increase snacking and will not allow you to focus on preparing your healthy dinner.

2. Smaller plate is a key

Smaller plates can cut your servings by almost a third. A tall and narrow glass will do the same it will allow you to drink for example less wine Thanks to this, you will reduce the amount of calories consumed.

3. Cook and eat at home!

You will eat fewer calories and snacks throughout the day if you prepare your meals at home. Going to restaurants frequently or eating out quickly can increase the amount of calories you eat. Your brain relaxes in a restaurant and it is very easy to stop controlling what you decide to put on your plate.

4. Avoid the TV while eating

It has long been known that while watching TV we automatically tend to eat more. The more exciting a program you turn on, the greater the risk that you will eat a really large portion. If you decide to eat in front of the TV, measur your consumption and try to use healthy snacks!

5. Don’t be afraid of your bathroom scale

Check your body weight weekly can help you to lose pounds.

6. Take care of your mood

Remember that the more you laugh and the better mood you have, the less wrong culinary choices you will make. We are much more indulgent with high-calorie foods when we are tired or stressed.

7. Never shopping hungry

I think we have all probably made this mistake and purchased a lot of tasty things that we regretted afterwards.

8. A clean house will help

Take care about your home and workplace, it will probably be much easier for you to cope with everyday temptations. More about this in the next article 😉

We really hope that our tricks will help you keep your body and mind healthy. If you have some other ideas about how to help yourself on your weight loss journey please be sure to share them with us!

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Delicious Pesto Spaghetti Squash with Pizzazz

Spaghetti is a staple dinner meal for most families, but have you tried spaghetti squash? Instead of worrying what's in your spaghetti meal, such as bad fats or if it will be bad for your diet or healthy living habits, you can instead have a go-to recipe that is very healthy and low in calories that is also an interesting twist on an Italian dish.

This pesto spaghetti squash is delicious and will give dinner time a bit of pizzazz. Instead of noodles, you will be using spaghetti squash, which is much healthier than the heavy carbs found in spaghetti noodles. There is also an abundance of kale and white mushrooms, also great foods when you're dieting.

Delicious Pesto Spaghetti Squash with Pizzazz | BeLiteWeight | Weight Loss Recipes Here is a full ingredient list. This recipe makes six servings.

  • One spaghetti squash, seeded and halved lengthwise
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • One sliced onion
  • One cup of chopped kale, stems removed
  • 4 white sliced mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of pesto
  • 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese, grated


And here are the instructions.

  • Put squash on baking sheet skin side down and preheat oven to 400F. Place squash in the oven and bake until cooked thoroughly or about one hour. Let cool and then scrape flesh into string-like "noodles" with fork in a bowl to the side.
  • Melt one tablespoon of butter in skillet over medium to high heat. Add the onion, stirring until turning translucent. Start stirring in the kale and mushrooms. Reduce the heat to low.
  • Now stir in the garlic salt, Italian seasoning, two tablespoons of butter, red pepper flakes, and finally the squash. Let it cook for around two minutes and then place mixture into a large bowl.
  • Start stirring in the olive oil and pesto into the bowl to give good consistency while also layering in the grated Parmesan cheese. And voilà, a healthy and delicious spaghetti alternative everyone will love!