How to Shop for Healthy Foods : Eating Healthy with Smaller Portions

How to Shop for Healthy Foods : Eating Healthy with Smaller Portions


Hi, welcome back. Well, got another healthy
tip for you and your digestion after you gotten all that healthy food from the food store.
Ok – we’ve got smaller portions. When you’re eating, we all know about how everyone likes
to stuff yourself and, in America, we definitely – Americans – we’re big eaters. So basically
what you want to do is – you want smaller portions. What I always tell my clients –
I say – two handfuls. See these two – don’t eat more than that. These two handfuls are
you and what you should have for every meal. Try not to have more than this because all
it does is: packing in all those foods doesn’t mean you’re going to get more nutrients; it
means you’re actually going to get less. Your stomach can’t digest all that stuff. It’s
all packed in there; it’s going really slow it down and it’s not going to be able to absorb
all that stuff. So, what I always say is: you know what, if you don’t want to measure
it, I totally understand so I always eyeball things. I’m like, you know what – I have half
a fist of grains, about like that; that actually ends up being maybe about a quarter cup of
actual oatmeal. Then you just cook that up. You can have half a piece of fruit in addition
to maybe one egg for your protein. And by the time you’re done with that, it ends up
being two handfuls. And that’s all you need of food to eat. Basically, what you want to
do is you want to stop eating when you start feeling satisfied, not when you start feeling
full. Because when you start feeling full, you’ve already eaten way too much. And then
your body is not doing anything with that at all. And all that healthy food that we
just discussed and you just went out and bought – it’s not going anywhere and you’re not
absorbing it. So, basically, you just kind of messed up the whole process. So, have smaller
portions, you’ll be happy and your stomach will feel so much better too and you’ll be
able to sleep better too.