Portion control or calorie counting?

Portion control and calorie counting are both effective methods for managing your food intake and maintaining a healthy diet, but they approach the goal in slightly different ways. The choice between the two often depends on your personal preferences, lifestyle, and what works best for you. Here’s an overview of both approaches:

  1. Portion Control:
    • Portion control involves managing the size of the food portions you eat, regardless of the specific calorie content of the foods.
    • This method focuses on visually estimating or measuring the amount of food on your plate.
    • It can be more intuitive and flexible since you’re not obsessively tracking calories.
    • Portion control can be particularly helpful for those who find calorie counting tedious or stressful.
    • It encourages mindful eating and can help you develop a healthier relationship with food.
  2. Calorie Counting:
    • Calorie counting involves tracking the number of calories you consume each day, with the goal of staying within a predetermined calorie target.
    • This method requires more detailed tracking and often involves the use of apps or food diaries to record everything you eat.
    • Calorie counting provides a precise and quantitative approach to managing your diet.
    • It can be useful for those who have specific weight loss or fitness goals and want to have a clear understanding of their calorie intake.
    • Calorie counting can help you identify which foods are calorie-dense and make informed choices.

Check out my video here if portion control or calorie counting is better for binge eaters!