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The Diet Solution Program – Day 2: Controlling Portion Size To Lose Fat

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The diet solution fat loss weight lossAlmost done with day 2 of my review of The Diet Solution Program.

Been an interesting day.

The biggest challenge on the program so far is simply eating less food during each meal.

I guess I got used to eating more than I needed, eating more for pleasure or because of emotion that to simply sustain life.

You see, we really don’t need as much food as we think we do. But it’s not really your fault.

  • Restaurants give us 3x, 4x, 5x the amount of food we actually need to eat on our plates.
  • Food manufacturers sell us food in large packages yet each package may actually contain multiple servings.
  • Family history of massive quantities of food during gatherings, holidays, and social events.

The first step in any good nutrition program should be to cut down portion size.

I would bet that if you only did that and made no other changes through the day you would experience successful fat loss.

But what do I know?

There was a recent study conducted where plate serving size in 52 paintings of the Last Supper done over the last millenium were compared to that of the original Last Supper.

As you might have guessed, plate size increased over time by 66% and bread serving size increased by 23%.

Is this the most scientific study ever done? No.

But it is an interesting study of our perception and how our views of food has evolved over time.

Bottom line, start cutting your portion sizes now.

Here is a great recipe that I learned from Isabel Del Los Rios, creator of The Diet Solution Program, that I thought I would share with you to try.

The Diet Solution Program actually comes with a whole manual full of great recipes. This is just one that you will find. For now, I will keep the others to myself!

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Ingredientsportion size fat loss home workouts

·1 head of cauliflower
·1 small onion (red or yellow)
·1-2 TBSP organic butter
·1-2 cloves of garlic (this will depend on your taste)


  • Steam or boil the cauliflower. Chop the onion and sauté it with either olive oil, butter, or coconut oil.
  • Add the cooked cauliflower to the sautéed onions and sauté together for approximately 8 minutes.
  • Take the cauliflower and onion sauté and puree in a food processor or blender. Add a tablespoon or more of butter and blend.
  • Take 2 cloves of garlic and chop them up into small pieces. Add more olive oil, butter, or coconut oil to pan and cook the garlic until brown (but try not to burn it).
  • Pour the garlic into your mashed cauliflower and mix by hand.

So, in day 2 I am still going strong, eating really good food that is appropriate for my metabolic type (which I know from the results of a metabolic test that I took) and my daily caloric needs (which I determined from a formula and was based on activity level).

The biggest lesson learned so far is that I have to decrease my portion sizes, which so far has not been a problem.

If you would like to come on The Diet Solution Program and do it along side of me you can grab your copy by CLICKING HERE.

Make sure to contact me on twitter or facebook and let me know how you do.

Susan Campbell, MS, CSCS

Author, Ultimate Home Workouts

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