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How many bites do you eat each day? I have never thought about it before, but I’m pretty sure it’s WAY over 80. However, 80 bites is the ideal range in terms of portion control and healthy eating.
When I first heard about the 80 Bites Diet, it sounded like a simple gimmick. Count my bites? Really? But the simplicity of the program is what I find so appealing. Instead of writing down everything I eat, or counting calories, or finding the perfect ratio of carbs to protein to fat, or even converting what I eat into daily points, I simply count how many bites I take each day.
The team at 80BitesDiet.com have calculated the general portions of many diets, such as Adkins , Weight, Watchers, and The Zone. All of them equal out to about 80 bites. Since portion control is one of my biggest issues, I’m really excited to give it a try.
The 80 Bites program 12 weeks long, divided into 4 sessions that are 3 weeks each. Each of the 4 sessions has a theme: Quantity, Frequency, Quality, and Balance. Each week is locked, so you can’t skip ahead (how did they know?). Week 1 is just about taking data…tracking my daily bites. I’m not yet altering what I eat, just tracking. So far, so good.
My major concern about my success on this program is that I’ll just take HUGE bites, like the competitive eaters. Am I allowed to dip my food in water so I can take more bites? I doubt it. Do liquids count? Can I just make a smoothie out of cheeseburgers and fries? Can I use a giant serving spoon for each bite? I’m sure I’ll find out all the rules as I go. Other than that, it looks easy enough to follow.
Check back soon to see my initial impression of the app and to check my progress.
*Disclaimer-I am utilizing this program free of charge in exchange for my review. All opinions are honest and my own.
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