Sunday, January 29, 2017

I'll have ONE piece of lettuce

Drum roll please...........

12 lbs lost people! I honestly am pumped! I may have cheated and weighed myself 3 days before the end of the Whole 30 but I couldn't take it. I noticed my waist had slimmed down, my legs were smaller, and my face was showing some structure! 

I didn't expect it to be that much but once I saw the number I was shocked! 

So what was key?? Did I deprive myself??

Yes, I ate the above EVERY. DAY.  JUST KIDDING!!!! How awful would that be! I mean I love shrimp, potatoes, and asparagus but seriously people!

So how do I trick my brain into eating less? I wish I could say I had the will power to just stop when I am full! I wish I could just eat ONE brownie and be done, or have ONE piece of chicken and not go back for more, but I just don't have that much self control!

So I play mind games to keep my portion sizes small! Here are my top 2 tricks!

Trick #1 Grab Half
Grab half of what you normally eat! So if you are out to eat and you get a sandwich and chips, eat half and wrap the rest up for later (and probably put it in the trunk of your car because if you are like me the back seat isn't far enough away lol). This trick is KEY to cutting down over eating.

Once you grab half, eat it, and if you still feel like you could eat your hand, drink 8oz of water and wait 10 minutes. Let your mind catch up to your stomach.

Trick #2 Use the Small Plates

Have you ever noticed that dinner plates are large enough to feed a family in Africa??? Seriously, they are HUGE! And being the wonderful food loving people we are, we fill that bad boy up! Obviously we were taught to "finish everything on our plates," so we eat it all! That is just too much food for the average person to consume! So you know those smaller salad plates, use those! That way when you fill it up, you trick your mind and can clean the plate being guilt free!

Portion sizes are key people and its so hard when you LOVE food like I do but I promise these tips work! Try it out for a week and let me know what you think!

Any other trick and tips for portion control???

12lbs smaller and still eating LOTS of food :) Please ignore the lack of make up ;)

Linking up with Biana Stephanie , and #spreadthekidness


  1. Congratulations girl - 12 pounds is amazing!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. So much good advice !!! And way to go - your so motivating !!

  3. That is awesome! I hope you meet your goal soon, unless this was your goal! I love the idea of halves, I never thought of that. I have done the smaller plate!


  4. Damn girl! 12 lbs is amazing, you killed it! I haven't weighed myself yet but I had a few cheat moments last week and I definitely felt a difference eating those bad things. And yes to grabbing half!

  5. Wow 12 pounds. You go girl. That is amazing. I am so happy for you. I should do a little cleanse for 30 days prior to my Mexico trip. Thank you for the tips.

  6. Wow that is awesome!!! What a great job! I love the small plate tip!

  7. Congrats!!!! we pounds is awesome!!! I always love Whole 30 because it really resets your body and your mind. I am giving you all the high fives!