Portion Control – Rev Up Your Results and Avoid Plateaus
- Possible Pat
- February 21, 2017
One of the biggest challenges that people face, next to knowing what to eat or not eat, is how much to eat. Portion control, especially here in the United States, has gotten out of control over the years as we consume more and more food than is necessary.
This issue seems to be simple to counter, because you would just eat less food, right?
The fact is, this is a more complicated issue, even if you are eating all of the right foods. While eating less can cause weight loss, you have to be careful that you don’t cut out too much, past the point of what your body requires. I had to learn this the hard way after I kept hitting plateau after plateau. Eventually, I could no longer figure out how to tweak my diet and get beyond my plateau, which was very frustrating and very discouraging.
What Cutting Out Food Did To My Results
When I started eating cleaner and becoming active, I began to see results pretty quickly. I lost 100 pounds in 90 days and continued to lose weight before hitting a plateau at 350 lbs. Then I learned to cut out dairy and as soon as I did, I began to lose weight once again.
My entire journey consisted of constantly tweaking my diet and cutting out one thing after another, and this seemed to work great for a very long time. Every time I hit a plateau, I would make another alteration to my diet and cut out something else.
The fact is, there is only so much that you can cut out and you eventually get to a point where you have cut out too much and you are no longer eating as healthy as you could be. This then begins to affect your results in a negative way.
Eventually, I got to a point where I didn’t know what to do next to keep seeing results. I felt stuck and it was extremely frustrating. And so I went and talked to someone who could help me with my nutrition and as it turns out, I wasn’t eating enough to support the muscle weight that I was beginning to put on.
This revelation was the last thing that I expected. After living a life where I was consistently overweight and overeating, the last thing you expect to be told is that you are not eating enough. And it turns out that they were completely right.
Once I adjusted the food I was eating, only this time instead of removing food from my diet, I added to it, and I began to see results again. As much as I thought I had learned about eating healthy and as much weight as I saw myself lose, it turns out that knowing what to eat and how much was even more complicated than I had thought.
Reaching out to someone who could really help me with my nutrition was life changing and I think that if I had someone like that from the very beginning, rather than trying to figure it all out on my own from the start, I would have been able to save myself a lot of time.
What Did I Learn From All of This?
Looking back, my journey was full of a lot of trial and error. I came from a place where I wasn’t eating anything healthy and didn’t have a full understanding what eating healthy really meant.
Eating healthy was not drinking diet soda rather than regular soda. Eating healthy was not 2% milk over whole milk and eating healthy was not eating broccoli drowned in cheese, just to get the broccoli down.
If I had someone to help me from the beginning, I imagine that I would have been able to save myself about 6 months and be where I am today. I wasted a lot of time trying to figure out what I should be eating and how much I should be eating… and even after all my research, it turns out that I still wasn’t eating the right portions for my body.
This also taught me that it is hard to know what you should be eating and how much because everyone’s body is different and so needs different requirements, especially someone who had as much weight to lose as I did.
I made a lot of mistakes on my journey and gained a lot of knowledge through those mistakes. I know how hard it was to lose the weight and how hard it is to stay motivated, especially if you are constantly hitting plateaus and needing to figure out what you are doing wrong.
Because I know how difficult and frustrating it was, I have made it my goal to help others, especially those who have as much weight to lose as I did. I know what it is like, I have been there. I know the struggles that come with being so overweight that it takes an extra effort just to get out of bed and off the couch.
This is why I want to share what I have learned to help others who are struggling just like I was. And even those who only have a few pounds to lose. This is why I created my meals plans that are based on each individual and their needs.
I know that someone who has more to lose, like 300 to 400 lbs, just like I did, has completely different needs than someone who is wanting to lose 30 lbs. I know there are different rules and I know the struggles are different. I also know the mindset of someone who has a lot of weight to lose is different than someone who only has a little.
Whether you have more than 100 lbs to lose or just the last 30 lbs, signup for one of my meal plans and I can help you get there quicker and easier than if you were to go at it alone. I can help you stay on track, eat the right food in the right portions, and avoid those discouraging plateaus. Let me be the support that you need to be successful!
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About Possible Pat
Hi, I'm Pasquale Brocco and I've lost A LOT of weight. When I started my journey to lose weight, I weighed 605 pounds. After visiting the doctor, I realized I had to make a change. I started with a simple plan and within 60 days, I lost 100 lbs. So far, I've lost over 307 pounds. Now, I'm sharing a simple message with you, "Anything is possible." If you can put on the weight, you can lose the weight.