Most of us, do. Americans, especially, have no idea what a real size “portion” is. Everything is “supersized” from double and triple burgers, to 32 oz. drinks. You don’t need to have seen the movie “Supersize Me” to realize that we eat huge portions of food — way more than we need, Even worse, the foods called “low fat” or “diet” encourage overeating as well.
In generations past, our relatives probably ate more fatty foods, but they ate a lot less of them. For example, the average restaurant portion today probably would have been a generous offering for two, or maybe more, not long ago. Can you imagine the fact that you might be eating enough to sustain a family of FOUR? But, if it is on our plate, we will eat it. We are, essential “see food” lovers: we see the food, and we eat it…all of it…even if it is so much we feel queasy after doing so!
Health is the primary reason to limit portion size, but another reason to think about portion control really has to do with vanity. There is nothing worse than going to try on bathing suits. I mean, who really likes to look at all her flaws in a large mirror under unflattering, fluorescent, dressing room light? And as April, approaches, you won’t be able to hide under baggy sweaters and coats much longer. If you’ve been eating for two or more and it’s just you under those tunics, it’s going to show.
The Flavor Magic Portion Control sheets are literally, the size of what a portion of meat, fish, or chicken should be — about the size of a deck of cards. At first, this looks shockingly small. But it shows you just how much MORE you are eating than suggested for good health and weight loss. The sheets are infused with different marinades: Cajun Creole, Garlic Citrus Teriyaki Riviera Tomato and Basil, or Dijon Honey Mustard. They come rolled up (like lint roller sheets) and are housed in a clear, plastic container to keep them dry and clean. You simply tear off a sheet, place it on your food (whatever it is that you want to flavor), let the marinade seep in for about a half an hour, remove the plastic sheet, and the marinade is now infused into your food, ready to grill, microwave, poach, bake…whatever you wish. You get 15 sheets in each roll.
What I love so much about this is that it really does remind you that you should have only ONE piece of protein of a reasonable size. And the marinades make that one piece of food really delicious, without any fuss or mess. They have 100% natural seasonings, with no msg or preservatives (and low sodium) in the marinades. These make food taste so good, I have been tempted to eat TWO portions, but the entire idea is to remind you not to over-eat And, these clever, portion control sheets give you a better eating experience, at a healthy portion size.
Which brings me back to the subject of swimsuit shopping. Losing weight is a lifelong struggle for most people, but “little things” can help make the struggle a little easier and maybe, even more pleasurable. The Flavor Magic Portion Control Sheets have allowed me cook at home without having to deal with being a gourmet. It’s simple, easy, and even when I don’t use Flavor Magic, I now know exactly what a real portion size is. If I go over it, I know I’m sabotaging my efforts.
Want to try Flavor Magic? You can get them in select grocery stores and they’ll be more retailers carrying them soon. You can also find retailers or order online by visiting the Web Site
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