You know how it is … you start out by measuring your portion religiously every meal and then somehow you think you’ll do it by eye alone and surprise, surprise it starts to get bigger. We call it ‘portion creep’ – it gets slightly bigger by miniscule increments like a well loved and much used baggy jumper but feels very comfortable. And then, before you know it, the portion does look far bigger than you intended and it can explain that weight-loss stall or the slight regain you didn’t bargain for!
This isn’t something new to bariatrics, it happens with all dietary regimes if you forget or dispense with the measuring. But who wants to get the scales out every time you eat? We certainly don’t but we do know a way around it … which is why we are introducing a set of Bariatric Portion, Cook and Serve Cups to tackle this and take away the guesswork to make it easy for weight-loss surgery patients to measure, cook and eat well within the requirements of their diet.
Those who are eagle-eyed will have seen them already on our shopping page here. They really do offer the option of portion perfection especially when used with our Bariatric Portion Plate. We’ve been using them for a few weeks now with a panel of testers and each and every one of them has expressed how easy they are to use, how versatile they are for not just measuring foods but also cooking in them and serving too; and all have had the bonus of losing weight whilst trying!
For my part I have been trying them with some simple recipe ideas – you know the kind of thing – scrambled egg mixtures, porridge, soups, a savoury and a sweet crumble, a hot type salad and my take on an ‘instant’ stew – the kind of thing a solo diner would enjoy eating. They have sailed through these tasks efffortlessly and many feature in the leaflet that comes with the set.
I have also used them to plate up my own evening meal to ensure I don’t overload my Bariatric Portion Plate – I’ve always stuck to filling within the lines but there have been times when I can pile the carbs a little high – no fear now.
So precise portions = portion perfection = bariatric success
Check them out here – they will make a huge difference and also make a great Christmas gift!