Con­trol your por­tions

Thought post­ing pho­tos of your meals on­line was an­noy­ing? Ac­tu­ally, it’s a good way to make sure you’re eat­ing for weight loss

Men's Fitness - - Last Word -

To lose body fat ef­fec­tively you need to be in a calo­rie deficit, and achiev­ing that daily means you need to know what - and specif­i­cally how much of it - you’re putting in your mouth. And a new study from the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton sug­gests that tak­ing a photo of each meal and up­load­ing it to a pho­to­shar­ing so­cial me­dia site be­fore eat­ing is a bet­ter way to man­age por­tion con­trol and make health­ier food choices than keep­ing a writ­ten food di­ary.

The re­searchers found that sub­jects who up­loaded their meal pics were more likely to keep track of what they ate, make bet­ter diet de­ci­sions more of­ten, and re­main more up­beat thanks to the sup­port from other so­cial me­dia users through the use of pos­i­tive hash­tags. If you’re se­ri­ous about los­ing weight, set up a fat loss-fo­cused In­sta­gram ac­count and start snap­ping.

12% The in­crease in size in a stan­dard din­ner plate since the 1950s (25 to 28cm), one rea­son why por­tion sizes have got big­ger

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