Picture this: Sicily, 2011....You're sitting down for a fabulous meal with the local villagers, and you have a heaping plate of pasta, a huge helping of veal, chicken, or beef, and a ton of Italian bread... Sounds like a wonderful feast! (Yes, I am a Golden Girls fan, and Yes, it is on in the background,lol) So you're sitting down ready to enjoy a huge meal. Your plate full of pasta is beckoning you... But WAIT...Is a WHOLE plate full of pasta REALLY a serving? You might be surprised to know that the amount of food you're served at home and in restaurants is often several servings rather than just one! As a matter of fact, almost every time we eat, whether it be a meal or a snack, we tend to grab far more than the actual recommended serving size. Why? Because as Americans, we tend to do everything in excess. We're used to being able to "super size" things...Have you noticed that everything seems to be available in bigger sizes? You can get HUGE soft drinks, HUGE appetizers, HUGE entrees, even "small" bags of chips are often more than one serving! Don't believe me? Look at the nutritional facts found on the back of any packaged foods. What you may be accustomed to polishing off on your own just might be 2 or 3 servings worth of food! Most of us do this without even realizing it every day. We live in the land of plenty, so we should eat plenty, right? WRONG!
It's no wonder that we as a society are getting bigger...Not in numbers, in inches! Obesity is a growing epidemic in this country, and one of the key factors that contributes to our growing waistlines is improper portion control. We eat far more than we need, and the excess gets stored as fat. (Surprise!) But sometimes it's hard to judge a perfect portion. That's where Yum Yum Dishes can help!
Yum Yum Dishes are sold as a set of 4 ceramic bowls that are not only adorable, but can be a key tool in maintaining a healthy weight. Each dish is made to hold a perfect 4oz of food. They even have a cute message inside that reads "Yum Yum Time Is....Over" What a great way to teach young children about portion control and kick the childhood obesity epidemic in the butt! These dishes can help re-train our eyes and minds how to recognize an appropriate serving of food, and can help curb excess snacking. Using these fun dishes helps us to remain accountable for and conscious of every bite we take as we snack. And let's face it: This is something most of us can use help with, overweight or not! I am technically (finally) not overweight, but I would like to lose 15 more lbs. Using Yum Yum Dishes in determining proper portion control just made this task a lot easier! Take a look....
Yum Yum Dishes have been creating quite the buzz lately! Did you know that Lisa Mosely, former contestant on The Biggest Loser endorses these fun dishes? She has lost over 100 lbs since her first appearance on the show, and has used Yum Yum Dishes to help keep her on track!
Lisa heard about these unique portion control dishes on the radio, and immediately ordered a set. She loves them so much, she has teamed up with Yum Yum Dishes to help offer tips and tricks on how YOU can maintain a healthy weight utilizing correct portion control.
"A lot of times when I have entered into diets in the past, I went into it thinking I am never going to get a cookie, ice cream, a piece of cake, again. I was never successful with that," she says. "These dishes remind you that your life isn't over and you are not going to be missing out."
You can sign up to receive weekly tips from Lisa, delivered every Monday to your inbox. These weekly tips can help put you on the right track for successful weight loss or management. Think of it as having your own diet coach! Lisa understands what it's like to struggle with weight, because she's been there. And she wants to help you achieve the success she has had. Sign up here. (Bottom right hand corner.)
I think these dishes are a wonderful tool not only for those struggling with weight issues, but for families, as well. Healthy eating habits start in the home, and I want my kids to know what a proper serving looks like. I plan to use these dishes as a teaching tool so my children can grow up healthy and not have to struggle with their weight, as I have had to do most of my life. I was never obese, but even being chubby can have a hugely negative effect on one's self-esteem. I don't want my children, my daughter especially, to ever go through what I did.
It's so tempting to fall into the fad-diet trap...There are so many pills, meal replacement shakes, and other "miracle fixes" out there. It's easy to fall into that mindset. While a lot of these diets WILL help shed weight, it is temporary. As soon as you resume your normal habits, the weight will come right back. Why? Because the REAL key to weight loss success is a healthy diet, exercise, and portion control. Yum Yum Dishes can definitely help you get on the right track to a leaner, happier YOU!
You can purchase Yum Yum Dishes on their website.
Until May 23, 2011, my readers will receive $5.00 off their set of Yum Yum Dishes! How cool is that? Just enter the code CRUNCHY during checkout to apply this fantastic discount!
***Disclosure: I received a complimentary product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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