I have been a Registered Dietitian for over 30 years. The question that I am asked most often is “what can I eat”? Sometimes people will begin to list foods”, asking “Can I eat rice? What about potatoes? What about shrimp?” The list goes on and on. I am always delighted to tell people that it is not what you eat, but how much eat. “Moderation is the Key”. I love pulling out my measuring cups and showing proper portions sizes of food. I recommend everyone pulling out those measuring cups or purchasing some from the store. Most people are very surprised to see what ½ cup of potatoes look like. It is true, when we control portions, we control calories. When we control calories, we control our weight.
My weight management guides help people to better understand portion control.