Why is portion control so important? Eating healthy is not just about what you eat. It is also about how much you eat. We can’t stress enough how much the diabetes diet should be balanced to manage blood glucose levels. But, if you’re trying to lose weight as part of your diabetes plan, you want to watch your calories, too. A good place to start? Check your plate for good portion control.
Imagine that you divided your plate into three sections. Each section of the plate gets a food from one food group. Vegetables should get the most space – half, in fact. The other half is shared equally by protein and starches. By visualizing your plate this way, you will be able to make better food choices and prevent overeating. See what we’re talking about below by clicking on the meal that you would like to learn more about:
Tips on Portion Control
Here are some tips to help you manage your portion size: