Many new mothers claim they stay slim simply by â€œeating in moderationâ€, instead of turning to complicated diet regimes or combinations of food. If moderation has alluded you in the past, try using portion control when eating your favorite foods, because a healthy lifestyle is often defined by never going to extremes (either too much or too little). We know that new mothers donâ€™t have time to measure, weigh or categorize the foods they eat, so start using your hands when it comes to chowing down.
- Your Fist= Protein. Try a small serving of lean chicken or fish, an egg white omelet or a serving of quinoa.
- Both Thumbs= 2 Tablespoons. For example, the peanut butter you spread on a whole-wheat bagel,Â fresh tomato sauce on noodles or vinaigrette dressing atop your salad.
- One Palm (cupped)= Grains or Carbohydrates. They should fit comfortably in your palm, like a slice of bread, a cup of brown rice or the a fore mentioned whole-grain bagel.
So stop fretting about what or when to eat, and remember that everything you need to know about portion control is in your hands.