It is always impressive to see the portion sizes when we eat out. Most chain restaurants offer menu combos, providing too much food. It normally consists of soup or salad, a side of potato, choice of meat (steak or chicken) and dessert.
I personally think combos are enough for two people, eating the entire thing is too much food for a single meal.
The secret of a healthy diet could be small portion sizes. Eating less will lower your caloric intake and it may improve your digestive system. We feel stuffed because we eat too much food in a small amount of time. The digestive system can’t keep up with all the food breakdown needed, eventually causing indigestion or stomach pain.
One of the easiest ways to solve this problem is eating slower. Most people eat twice faster than they should and we can blame restaurants for that too. Most places have such a “hurry up” service, bringing your main meal when you are still working on your salad. Tell the server to slow down; dining should be an enjoyable experience, not a quick one.
But what can you do if you reduce your portion sizes but then feel hungry all the times? First, drink a lot of water, making you feel less hungry in between meals. Switch chocolate bars and candy for healthier snacks, such as fruit or nuts.
An appetite suppressant could help minimizing cravings between meals. Most products are natural and safe to use. It may be a great product to help you getting started with a healthy diet and weight control.