Portion Distortion!

Those who have read my blog know that I am a fanatic about food logging. Using the right tool, such as MyFitnessPal.com, I believe the discipline provides great insight into the actual nutrients and fuel we put into our bodies. But if you are like so many others and unsure how much of something you may have eaten, it is difficult to log with confidence. I, for one, invested in a small kitchen scale years ago when I first started logging. It was only $12.00 and helped me better understand my serving sizes. Now I am able to eyeball just about anything and have a fairly accurate idea of how many servings it is. For those who do not want to be a slave to scales or measuring cups, this blog’s for you! You can either bookmark this page or print out this great little pocket guide from Live Better America.

Now, one final word – many followers of the Paleolithic Diet do not believe in calorie counting, food logging, etc. They believe as long as you are eating the correct foods (meat, fish, vegetables, fruits, nuts, healthy fats) you won’t have problems over-consuming calories. I, for one, do not follow this principle. I can take down hundreds of calories without even blinking an eye if I have nuts or trail mix (both paleo) sitting in front of me. Put some cashew butter nearby and I can make it magically disappear. So I have to watch serving sizes closely, and if you are looking to lean out, I suggest you do as well.