8 Tips to Master Portion Control

These science-based tips can help you gain control over portion size.

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From restaurants to packaged foods to home cooking, portion sizes have ballooned in past decades. Many health experts link the rise in obesity rates with our tendency towards portion distortion—a mismatch between our portion sizes and energy needs. Research by the University of Cambridge found that less availability of super-sized portions alone could reduce Americans’ […]

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  • I often eat a handful of grapes or an apple instead of a piece of pastry or a breakfast bar. I feel more full and my crunch needs are satisfied with less calories. Drink loads of water instead of juices, soda, coffee or tea. Limited risk of added calorie or caffiene intake.


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