Do you struggle with managing your meal sizes? Accredited Sports Dietitian Stephanie Gaskell has solved your problem. The portion plates help act as a memory aid, if you use it enough it will remind you to learn to balance your meals and portions.
Plate and bowl sizes have increased not only in the household but also when eating out. The more we dish up, the more we will eat but dishing up a smaller portion in many instances leads to the same level of satisfaction. We unintentionally serve more food if we have a larger plate to present it on.
This handy portion plate acts as a memory aid – if you use it enough it will remind you how much you are eating during meals and will help you get the balance right.
The portion plates are divided into 3 main sections:
- 1/2 of your plate should be filled with vegetables, variety and colour are important
- 1/4 of your plate should be filled with good-quality and wholesome carbohydrates – such as potato, wholegrain pasta, brown rice, couscous, quinoa
- 1/4 of your plate should be filled with lean protein, like lean meat, poultry, eggs, tofu or legumes and lentils
It can be easier to change a person’s eating environment than to change their thinking. Therefore, although you can be educated in healthy nutrition, sometimes it is not as easy to put this into practice if you do not have the supportive environment. These portion plates help provide a supportive environment for you to implement your healthy nutrition practices