Tips For Your Weight Loss Journey

Portion Control!
Portion Control!

It’s Day 2 of our challenge! How are things going for you today? Today is Knowledge Sharing day and I really need everyone’s participation on this. What is a tip, a recipe, an exercise class/video/youtube channel or a website that you think could help us on our journey? I will share my favorite snacks & my website pick of the week. One of my favorite snacks is a brown rice cake with a teaspoon of peanut butter spread across it. That is about 100 calories. I also like to eat a whole cucumber cut up with about 2 tablespoons of garlic hummus, then I sprinkle salt & pepper on it to taste. That is around 100 calories as well. My website pick of the week is
This website gives you a guide on how much a serving should be. I don’t know about you but in my house 2-3 cups of rice or pasta was the serving size I was used to! Now I know that ½ to 1 cup of rice is the max I should have per meal. Portion control is a big issue in today’s culture where you have a choice between Small, Medium, Large or SUPER SIZED portions. I grew up going to buffets and I had no frame of reference of what an appropriate portion size was. But I always found out after I ate that I definitely was eating way too much! My Dad loved to say “It looks like your eyes are bigger than your stomach Monica.” LOL yes that was pretty much my story but now I have learned restraint and the role & importance of portion control in weight loss. If you go to this website it has a refrigerator and a travel size portion size reference guide that you can print so you will have the tools you need to make better choices.

So what tips do you have?

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Published by Monica Akerele, MSW, LMSW

I AM because of God's LOVE and GRACE! Licensed Master Social Worker, Singer/Songwriter, Motivational Speaker, Blogger & Self-Care Strategist