Lupus Quick Tip – Easy Portion Control

Rhubarb crisp - RamekinsThe most common medications for lupus patients often come with the unpleasant side effect of weight gain and/or bloating, making weight control a priority. If snacking is your Achilles heel (it sure is mine), this trick I use might help keeping your snacking under control.

If you’re a baker or got a baking set as a gift, you have a few ramekins floating around in the back of your cabinets. Traditionally used for dishes such as Creme Brule, these little bowls make great dishes for snacks. I use these in place of regular bowls for ice cream, chips, cookies, nuts or just about any other finger food. You’d be surprised how much food fits in these little bowls – but you’ll still be eating less than if you used a regular bowl or worse, munched straight from the bag.Color Ramekins

Tea cups also make great snack-serving bowls – and I mean the ones your grandmother probably used, not the massive mugs you pour your coffee in.

If you want a painless way to start cutting back on your snacking habit, downsizing your hardware might be a good place to start.

What other tips do you have for serial snackers?

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