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DMC Dietary "Did You Know?"

Portion Control

We’ll teach you which foods will help you feel full and how to stay on track.

 


Fiber.
The secret to staying fuller longer lies within fiber. Fiber suppresses hunger symptoms via its very nature of being an indigestible part of plant foods. Because the digestion process is rather consuming, the likelihood of hunger symtoms are typically at bay, allowing the "full feeling" for a longer amount of time. Including fiber in your diet helps promote a healthy digestive tract.
Nutritional Note: Potatoes (baked) and sweet potatoes are a great source of fiber and vitamin B.

 
 Small Plates. No, we’re not talking about the saucer under your tea cup, but we are talking about the plate next in line according to size. When you’re ready for a delicious treat, as you approach the mound of food, make sure to keep an eye out for a smaller plate, one typically the size of your hand from wrist to fingertips, says Detroit Medical Center Registered Dietitian Letitia Warren. “We have a tendency of filling our plates to the rim no matter what the size. Having a smaller plate usually eliminates a portion of food that we don’t necessarily need to eat, cutting down on calorie intake.”

The Pre-meal Meal. As you get ready to attend a party, plan ahead with a small snack or meal. You already know there will be food at the event AND, let’s be honest, the temptation of a glorious desert spread tends to get the best of you. Warren suggests taking 10 minutes out of your preparation routine to munch on a fiber bar or pluck some grapes for a healthy pre-meal that will help deter you from overindulging at the event.

 

T-Shirt Tip!
If you are 25 pounds overweight, you have nearly 5,000 extra miles of blood vessels through which your heart must pump blood!  
 

 

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