Fitness Tip of the Day: Stop Unknowingly Overeating

Portion sizes are tricky, and they could be adding pounds

“Are you having trouble reaching your ideal racing weight? Even if you think you burn more than you can intake or that you have your portion sizes under control, I have a news flash: You could be unknowingly chronically overeating.

To find out if this is you, try an experiment like the one I tried. First, ensure that there’s little room left for improvement in the quality of your diet. Then make a modest reduction in the amount of food you eat each day, particularly by tuning in to your appetite and not eating when you’re not truly hungry and not eating more than you’re truly hungry for.

Sure, it sounds almost too simple—but by making small reductions in your portion sizes, you might just see a big difference.”


Matt Fitzgerald is the author of numerous books, including Iron War:Dave ScottMark Allen & The Greatest Race Ever Run (VeloPress, 2011). He is also a Training Intelligence Specialist for PEAR Sports. To learn more about Matt visit