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Old 06-11-2007, 04:09 PM   #1  
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Default Trying to master "portion control"

I'm wondering if I'm doing a really bad thing or not. I've really been working on portion control, and the only way I've been able to do this is by eating Lean Cuisine 1-2 times a day. I really like their choices and enjoy eating them. They fill me up and I'm able to count my calories a lot easier than eating home cooked meals. (my hubby is the cook. I can't cook worth squat.)

The problem is obvious....I'm wondering if the sodium content is too high and that I'm doing more harm than good. I am losing weight by eating less and going on that treadmill. By using Lean Cuisine I've really cut back on how much I eat. If I'm given a home made meal, I eat waaaaaay too much. I have zero control. But with these frozen meals, I have that control. What do you think? Should I keep doing what I'm doing?

OH, and I'm not a huge water drinker, but I'm working on that.

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Old 06-11-2007, 05:01 PM   #2  
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I would look at the sodium and see what it works out to be percentage-wise... I use Healthy Choice for dinner for the same reason, at least when I was getting started - now my hubby is home (he was deployed) and I have been staying on track - I found great smaller plates at Target for 2 bucks each and I just plate mine first using measuring spoons to make sure that I stay on track. I often take the leftovers and make another plate to make dinner easy later in the week...
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Old 06-11-2007, 05:27 PM   #3  
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Would you let your hubby dish out your portion, scaling it to Lean Cuisine size? (that's if he has a good eye for portion sizing and you trust him to do so! LOL)
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Old 06-11-2007, 05:41 PM   #4  
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I agree about watching the sodium, but if it's working for you I don't see any reason to change. I'm a fan of Kashi's frozen dinner entrees because I know they're a good size and they're healthy. They're great for lunch in my office as well.
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:16 PM   #5  
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i use measuring cups for portion control. Not the big glass one...the small ones.
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