So often there are debates on calories counting versus portion control. Isn’t it a case of both? If you know what a healthy portion looks like then that’s great, but is it that simple for everyone? Counting calories to start with might be time consuming, but it will help you put together a healthy meal of the appropriate size – and that gives you portion control.
It’s what works for you – some people like the ‘scientific’ process of analysing calories and then breaking that down further to counting macros , others prefer visual guides – like the eatwell plate. Find what works for you – that is the surest way to stick to a plan and learn how to monitor the quantity you eat (most people underestimate). Food diaries can take this a step further. .