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Feb 9th, 2014, 15:48 PM  
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Portion distortion

I used to be really good about weighing and measuring everything so that I wasn't overeating. Then, I moved in with my now husband, and he wasn't worried about that sort of thing at all. I got pretty lax and as a result I have gained about 15 pounds back. I am trying really hard to get my portion sizes back under control. How do you do it?
Feb 9th, 2014, 15:52 PM  
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It can be really hard to stay on track when you moce in with someone. When I moved in with my husband we ate sooo badly at first, pizza most nights, going out for meals all the time, junk food as snacks.

I got back on track by taking over the making of the meals. I would weigh everything out and make it as healthily if I could. Sometimes I would have to make two separate meals if my husband didn't like what I was eating, but it did keep me on track.

I have found myfitnesspal is a great app for tracking calories and really does help to keep me focused
Feb 9th, 2014, 16:44 PM  
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I have the same issue. My hubby is not overweight and couldn't care less about calories, fat grams, or servings sizes! I'm so jealous but at the same time I'm happy for him!! Anyways, I'm getting back on track by making my own meals and having him make his own meals when he doesn't want or like what I'm having. I bought a digital scale and I'm up to about 3-4 sets of measuring cups now so that I have no excuse not to weigh or measure everything.
Feb 9th, 2014, 18:44 PM  
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It can be tough at first, especially when a couple moves in together. One person has this idea about their meals, and the other one is just happy to eat something! Forget if it's healthy or not! I would say try to take things one meal at a time. Start with dinner cutbacks and reducing portion sizes. Once you get used to that, then try another meal.
Feb 13th, 2014, 22:32 PM  
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I adapted my meals to more healthy options on the plate but when it was a meal minus side veg or salad like chilli in the slow cooker etc I used smaller packs of mince, halved the amount of rice I cooked beside it before serving up etc I never actually weighed my food.
Feb 13th, 2014, 23:46 PM  
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It shouldn't matter what he eats, you just have to make sure you don't overeat. Easier said than done right? I agree. My hubby doesn't make the best food choices. He is constantly bringing unhealthy food home. I can't say that I always say no.
Feb 14th, 2014, 12:43 PM  
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I cannot manage my portions without weighing or measuring, it's just that simple. I learned my bad habits over 34 years, they aren't going to just magically resolve in a year of healthy eating. I have a long way to go.
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