And this is why I #preach weighing and measuring your food as well as tracking macros daily !!!! #Repost @lexherrington with @repostapp
in my opinion, this is one of the most important (and often neglected) topics of nutrition-- portion/serving sizes!
whether you follow a meal plan, count your calories and do iifym/flexible dieting or even just intuitive eating/making healthier decisions when you eat, being educated on nutritional labels and portion sizes is so so so so important -
i chose peanut butter to use as an example because it's a common thing people don't really measure when they go to make pb&j's or even just take a spoonful out the jar (yes, we're all guilty including me) and majority of people don't even realize how caloricly dense it is and how easy it is to go over the serving size without even knowing!
both these pictures look very similar to the eye, but the picture on the right (what people would often just scoop out and maybe think it's one serving and not realize it's actually two) is DOUBLE the calories and macros as the first picture, which is one serving size for the specific brand i used
although these extra calories this one time you may be eating peanut butter probably won't hinder your progress too much, it's important to keep serving sizes in mind because it's so easy to just be taking a little bit extra of everything and that's when all the extra calories add up. a extra handful of this and an extra scoop of that may not seem like much at the time but when you really break it down you're getting a ton of extra calories and this may be keeping you from your goals
no i'm not saying peanut butter is bad for you and you should stop eating it, it is a healthy source of fat (tip: i do suggest whole eggs though for a better source of fat since they seem to be a bit more filling and don't contain so many cals but you do you boo eat what foods you want and make you satisfied) but just be mindful in what foods you're putting in your body and their CORRECT portion sizes 😊 ok daaat is all for this novel