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Monday, July 11, 2011

Moderation to Aid Health

Chocolate animal crackers are delicious.

Animal crackers are delicious.  Chocolate animal crackers are even more delicious.  Eating too many animal crackers is not a good idea, but how do you stop it?  Do we have willpower to eat one serving size of animal crackers?  What about pre-measuring?

One serving size of these animal crackers--16.
Used sandwich baggies to divide portion sizes of crackers.
Enlisted help from child who learned how to count.
Individual baggie holds one serving size of animal crackers.
Enlisted same child to create portions of Cheetos--her favorite.
Reused an ice cream container to hold baggies of Cheetos.

I also worked on our cereal, which turns expensive when the kids eat too much in one sitting.  I worked on Cheerios, generic Honeycomb, generic coco rice cereal, and Kashi Cinnamon Harvest, too.  I really needed to do this because our kids need to see what an actual portion size looks like.  They saw me use measuring cups to divide the portions.  They now see the baggies full of one portion size of their favorite cereal and snacks.

Kashi cereal was portioned out, too.
I reused the box to hold portioned servings.

I hope this idea helps someone.  I thought I would show that, with moderation, a snack can be pleasant.  My primary reason for portioning out cereal is for financial reasons.  Cereal and milk have run out mid-week.  I could also see the health benefits of measuring out portion sizes of cereal and snacks.

Well, thanks for reading this entry.  I made it to tell of how I am working on my No Takeout Challenge.  

How about you, my readers?  Do you ever overeat?  Do your kids ever overeat?  Do you need to pre-measure your packaged foods?  I encourage you to consider breaking down cereals into serving sizes.  You just might find that your food lasts a little longer.

This is an entry for Medical Mondays.  For past entries, click here.

Disclaimer: The viewpoints that I discussed here are just my opinions.  Please consult your physician before altering anything relating to your health.  I am only suggesting here to take charge of your health.  Don't just leave your health in the hands of your doctors; become your own advocate.  You know best how your body is doing.

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