Portion distortion: eating right


Do you feel like you’re eating all the right things and still  not losing weight? It could simply be a question of portion sizes.

Every three months it’s worth checking your portion sizes because it is easy for them to gradually creep up. Not sure how? Here’s some handy tools that make it quick and easy.

The Diet Plate, £19.99 plus £3.99 www.thedietplate.co.uk
One of the simplest and most ingenious ideas, this correct portion sizes for carbohydrates, protein, and veggies marked out on the plate. Of course, there’s always the option to build a potato skyscraper but here’s hoping you won’t!

Salter Nutri-Weigh & Go Kitchen Scales, £44.03, www.dietandfitnessresources.com
This handy litle device calculates calories, percentage of calories from fat, cholesterol, fibre, protein, as well as GI values for over 1400 foods, ingredients and liquids. It’s perfect for those people who are commmitted to weight loss as it helps to educate you about foods.

Adjust-A-Cup 4 in 1 measure, £9.75 www.decuisine.co.uk
Forget having to buy four separate measuring cups. This dishwasher safe piece of gadgetry measurs pits, cups, ounces and millilitres. And unlike many other measuring devices on the market, it is suitable for use with dry and wet ingredients.

Cooks Dry Measure, £8.0 (www.mykitchencupboard.co.uk)
This is a favourite of this particular Fitbitch as you can use it to check your dry ingredient portion sizes (overeating of muesli is a particular weakness) and can be used for cooking too.