Wednesday, February 13, 2013

{Faith and Fitness}: Portion Control

If I didn’t mention it before, I am a former collegiate athlete. It was great in those days having someone tell you when to work out and how hard to push yourself.  During that time I could pretty much eat whatever I wanted and still be in amazing shape.

Now that I am out in the real world without the metabolism I used to have, or the time to spend 4 hours in the gym every day, I really have to watch what I eat. I tried telling myself that I wasn’t allowed to have anything unhealthy, so I cut out all fried food, dessert, and soda…but that didn’t last very long. I battled for a while trying to figure out how I could stay in shape without starving myself. I tried finding the time to work out for at least an hour a day, but that was also difficult to maintain.

Finally I figured it out!! I could still eat the things I enjoy, as long as I practiced portion control!

In our society we are served way more food than we need, and we eat until we are full and sometimes sick. The above chart gives you an idea of how we should be eating and will help you to begin implementing portion control in your own diet.

Go here to see the previous posts in the {Faith and Fitness} series.

About the Author: Sarah Vick is the director of Worthy of the Prize Volleyball. She is the assistant volleyball coach at Birdville High Shool, where she also coaches track and teaches special education, life skills. Check out her Advocare site for all of your health and wellness needs and be sure to follow her Fit 4 Life Facebook page for healthy recipes, fitness tips and encouragement as you journey to a healthier lifestyle. Sarah is engaged to B, a Youth Pastor.

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Misty Kearns said...

Thanks! This is super helpful as I am starting a new weight loss program this coming week! Thanks for linking up at Motivating Monday at CEO of Me last week!

Worthy of the Prize said...

Glad we could help, Misty! Thanks for stopping by!! :)

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