Women’s Health and Wellness Tip Of The Day: Dieting or Portion Control?

Published on June 10, 2020

Alright, ladies, keeping track of our health and wellness is the biggest priority of our everyday lives. Making sure that we are holding ourselves in good hands is one of the many things that we have to worry about each day. Our daily schedule is as busy as making sure the house is clean, taking care of the kids, taking care of significant other or husband, making sure everything is going well with our jobs, and taking care of ourselves.

Whether you single, not married, but dating, a single parent or married, a woman has a lot of responsibility that she has to deal with every day. With all those responsibilities, she could lose sight of what’s essential and her mental and physical health and overall wellbeing.

It’s essential to take some time out of your day and make a mental or physical checklist for yourself ladies so that you know. There are many health and wellness tips that women should know about, and if you don’t, that’s completely fine. We are here as women to uplift and help each other when it comes to our health. Here are some tips that women can follow to improve their everyday health and the long run. So, here are some tips

Tip: Stop the hardcore dieting and portion out your meals instead. 

A woman living in this world society has put it in our minds that the ideal woman and the only way you’re going to be happy is if you are skinny and have a six-pack, and that’s not the case at all. Most women who are trying to lose weight or just better their health in general end up getting on these crazy diets that seem not to even do much for them. 

Dieting isn’t always what it seems. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Deanna Dahlinger says, “Many diet trends and fads seem glamorous from the outside, promising instant weight loss or whatever outrageous claim it’s attempting to make. But, let’s remember:”

  1.  They are not tailored for your individual needs.
  2. They restrict certain food groups, therefore causing you to miss out on important micro and macronutrients. 
  3. They are not maintainable long term. 
  4. They can lead to negative relationships with food.  

Some believe diets have a negative connotation. Jennifer Rollin, MSW, LCSW-C, an eating disorder therapist, talks about this in an article on Psychology Today, “When you jump on the latest fad bandwagon, you support a multi-billion dollar industry that profits by convincing us we are inherently flawed.” 

Portion control is another way you can help yourself if you’re trying to better your health ways. Portioning out your food, you will realize how much you usually eat daily, and it can be surprising. It can be difficult, but it will change the way you eat in the long run. 

Instead of piling things up on your plate, portion out your food and how much you eat. There are many portion containers online and trainers and other online health memberships, like Beachbody On Demand, that help you with food portions. 

Since I’ve been working out and trying to better my health overall, I’ve been using Beachbody On Demand as a vast resource for my portion control. I know I didn’t want to stop eating entirely and lessen my meals, so I found another resource and that portion control. 

It’s simple to pick out your ingredients to make your meals and portion them out once you’re ready to eat, and when you continue to do this, it will become second nature to you. I promise its way better than those hardcore diets you see online. 

“Remember, “it’s not always what you decide to eat, but how much,” says Kelley in an article by feedyourpotential365. “There is room for all foods in a well-balanced, healthy diet, but some should be eaten less often and in smaller portions than others.”

Jori Ayers is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily based in Tampa, Florida. She was formerly with the editorial team at Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.

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