Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Shrink Your Serving Size

Current Weight: 220 lbs.
Body Fat: 29.5%
Change 20: Use smaller serving sizes

One of the largest causes of America's overweight epidemic is the super-sizing of our serving sizes. Serving sizes in restaurants have become so large, and we sadly duplicate these large serving sizes in our homes. By having such large serving sizes, we are easily doubling our calorie intake. Portion control should be an important part of regaining control of your calorie intake.

A study showed that by using smaller plates, after eating the average person feels fuller than when eating the same amount of food from a larger plate. Another tip is when you go out to eat, immediately ask for a "doggie bag" and split your meal into two.

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