October 25, 2011 @ 12:34 PM

To gauge food portions, I recommend following the ‘3-hour rule’. For instance, if you eat a meal and are hungry an hour later, then what you ate was either refined, high in sugar, or not enough food. In contrast, if you’re too full to eat 4 or 5 hours later, then your previous meal was too large. With trial and error, eating the right amount of food every 3 to 3 ½ hours becomes instinctive.