Help manage portion size pitfalls

Research shows that people unintentionally consume more calories when faced with larger portions. This reveals that people eat excess calories, especially when eating dense-calorie food. In the last few years portion size have gotten larger too, in the  restaurants!

Caught in portion size pitfalls…. No worries… Just get in the path of proper portion control. That’s it!

Snack on fruits or nuts

If you feel hungry between meals, eat a healthy snack, like a piece of fruit or small salad, to avoid overeating during next meal

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Portion control in front of TV

It is easy to over consume when your attention is focused on something interesting.  So, while snacking in front of TV do not eat straight from the bag. Instead take the right portion to eat in a bowl or plate.

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Portion control when eating at home

Serve food on individual plates, instead of leaving serving dishes on the table.  Keeping excess food out of reach and sight may eventually minimize the temptation of second or third helping.

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For a handy serving size wallet card please click:

http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/portion/servingcard7.pdf

Portion control when eating out

Take a control of the amount of food that ends up on your plates by splitting an entree with your family or friend.  Or, just wrap up half of the meal the moment it is served.

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Make your home a “portion friendly zone!”

Store tempting food like cookies, chips, or ice cream, out of immediate sight. Move healthier food to front at eye level

Larger the package, divide up into several smaller package  to help avoid over consumption

References

http://www.mayoclinic.org/

http://www.choosemyplate.gov/

http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/portion/servingcard7.pdf

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