Diet, health and fitness tips for average women. Site created and maintained by Ann Chihak Poff.

Posts Tagged ‘portion control’

Planning exercise, caloric intake for weight loss

One of my readers, Keri, asked me a question on my Go Fit Girl! Facebook page earlier this month. I do my best to answer her question(s) here. Dear Go Fit Girl, Can you help me understand why I can exercise 5 days a week for two months and not have lost any weight? Seriously, […]


Month of Magical Eating

Guest Post: LisaMy eating policies are generally sensible, and owe a lot to Mark Bittman: Lots of fresh vegetables Fresh fruits when they’re high in fiber and nutrients Vegetables and whole grains for breakfast and lunch, and meat for dinner maybe four days a week Little to no refined flour or sugar Protein-rich snacks like string cheese and […]


Control portions to control weight gain

Guest post: Michael, our first Go Fit Boy! Did you know that when Coca-Cola was introduced in 1886, it was available only in 8-ounce servings? Both in fountain glasses and bottles, 8 ounces was it. Later, it went to 12 ounces, a 50% increase. Then up from there. Now, at convenience stores, you can get a […]


Muffin portion control

I watched four episodes of Cook Yourself Thin last night. There are all kinds of great tips and ideas and recipes to try out. But the one that has been mentioned twice and really stuck with me is when making muffins. Use an ice cream scooper. This controls the portions and also keep the muffins […]


Salad dressing on the go

This evening I headed to the grocery store after work. One of my least favorite tasks. And as I walked through the aisle containing salad dressing I noticed these great little packets. I am a huge fan of the spritzers, which are great for home and at the office. But not so great for the […]