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Help With Portion Control

Rosanne Ullman | May 19, 2014 | 12:32 PM

A lot of attention is being given to the way today’s food is “engineered” in ways that encourage us to eat more than we need. It’s not just the marketing, the new theories suggest; it’s the food itself and the ingredients that go into the processing. We can fight that by putting more emphasis on food like fruits and vegetables, which we eat directly as they come out of the earth.

Help With Portion Control

Beyond that, portion size still enters into the weight control strategy. What can you do if you don’t want to take supplements or have an invasive procedure?

Healthy Hairdresser has come across the Malory Band, a narrow, adjustable cord worn around the waist that feels tighter as you eat to keep you conscious of the quantity of food you’re consuming. Inspired by a centuries-old technique, Malory Band is like a psychological gastric band, acting as an alarm bell. It’s washable and can be worn 24/7, even in the shower. As you lose inches, you can make it smaller. The company states: “Used in conjunction with healthy eating and regular exercise, the Malory Band will make you look and feel better.”

Penny Mallory at Malory Band suggests reasons your past diets may have failed:

Deprivation leads to craving. Diets that cut out entire food groups like carbs or fats make you want those foods even more.

After the loss, weight maintenance is difficult. Going “on” a diet means you come “off” a diet. When you start eating normally again, the weight tends to return. In fact, because it’s likely that your metabolism slowed down during the diet, you may put the weight back on very quickly until your metabolism speeds up again.

Failure is discouraging. When your weight plateaus or you slip for a day, you might eat to comfort yourself or give up altogether.

It’s expensive! If you’re using special shakes, bars and meals, your budget may not be able to handle that long-term.

It’s stressful to go out to eat. Not every menu includes food you’re “allowed” to eat.

Advertising has given you unrealistic expectations. Diet companies show people losing weight more rapidly or more significantly than you’re experiencing, which can be discouraging.

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Help With Portion Control

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