THE BEST thing that I could have ever learned from being Diabetic is PORTION CONTROL! I dare say that almost every person on this earth, most likely has a problem with this or had a problem with this once in there life. Only because we have never been properly taught, or maybe they did but forgot it. Growing up, all I heard was, "don't get seconds" or "eat on a small plate" or "eat only until your satisfied." Well, first off, nobody told me that it takes the average person exactly 20 minutes for the brain to realize its full. Umm, by that time I was not only done with thirds but I was eating dessert. Then of course the rest of the night would be miserable for me because I would be in utter misery, holding my stomach and being unbelievably uncomfortable, wishing so badly I would have just stopped with the first plate.
After learning the basic knowledge of the Food Pyramid, I then learned the best piece of basic information that has been the number one key factor to not only weight loss, but to have a complete control of my Diabetes (most of the time:)) PORTION CONTROL. What they taught me was the most simplest information that I wish so badly I knew 10 years ago. I'm sure most of you already know this information regarding portion control, but to those of you like me, I will explain exactly how much your supposed to eat, every single time you sit down to indulge. For those of you who are already under control with there weight, or not worried about there weight, this bit of information will still allow you to always have that figure and maintain it for the rest of your life. For those of you who are trying to lose weight, this information is crucial and will be the number one thing you have to remember
Our bodies are remarkable! It was cool to learn during those times in elementary/middle school that, with your arms stretched out to your side, is the exact length of your body....or the length between your wrist and your elbow is the exact size of your foot, and so on and so forth. But it all goes the same with your hands and your portion control. Your hand is your new measuring cup that you can not only always have with you, but always rely on to get the exact amount of food your body needs.
Look at the PALM of your hand. That should be the exact amount of PROTEIN (chicken, fish, meat, etc.) your body is needing and more importantly should be having.