What is the bowl method?
The bowl method revolves around choosing a small bowl to measure food size to prevent overeating. This helps keep the body weight in check without compromising on love for food.
What are the steps for the bowl method?
Take three small bowls of the same size for everyday meals.
Fill them with food that you will be eating through the day – breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Take what you like in these bowls but do not take a second serving while you eat.
The one thing people need to be mindful of with this technique is that one must never add anything other than these three portions. Only the food taken in the bowls used should be eaten without taking more servings. This could affect the weight loss efforts adversely.
Experts say that if the calorie content of the food is high, try eating a smaller serving. Try using the bowl method for all three meals on a daily basis and notice the difference in body weight.
Expert-recommended tips to practice portion control
Additionally, the following tip can help practice portion control better:
- Measure your meals with a spoon or cup
- Check the labels on food wisely
- Do not overlook the calorie count of food
- Avoid a second serving
- Do not eat mindlessly even when out in a restaurant
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.