Healthy Eating versus Portion Control

Eating healthier is definitely good for your body.  If you eat a healthy salad with a low-fat salad dressing that’s most likely going to be better for you than a bag of chips.  However, just eating healthier isn’t going to necessarily result in you losing weight.  This is a concept that I think a lot of people miss.  Losing weight is more a component of portion control than it is about eating healthy.  The two are complementary subjects, but accomplishing one doesn’t necessarily compute into accomplishing the other.

A lot of times people will give me food and say “It’s healthy, don’t worry about it.”  But I still do worry about it.  I appreciate eating healthier, because that is part of what I am doing and it is better for my body, but if I have three to four portions of a healthy pasta dish than we still have the same problem of me eating too much.  500 calories is 500 calories, whether it’s healthy or junk food.  Losing weight is about being able to control the amount that you eat.  Living healthier is about eating better.  It’s good to do both, but if you want to lose weight you have to remember that it isn’t just about eating healthier.  It’s about making better eating choices, which includes the amount that you eat, not just what you eat.

About Dave Smith
Nerd of various flavors in no particular order: Ducks, Mariners, Harry Potter, Lost, Science Fiction, Fantasy, the law, reading, blogs, and whatever else I like to do on my free time. DFTBA.

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