Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Portion Control...Pull Over

By Lisa VanWilliams

If portion control had a police division, I would be getting pulled over and ticketed more times than I would like to admit.  Did you ever have something so good you had to go back for seconds?  It's a daily battle and something I need to be more aware of for my own health and especially with the children watching everything we do.

Portion control is understanding how much a serving size of food is and how many calories or how much food energy a serving contains.*

Experts state that a 2.5 ounce piece of chicken (protein) should measure about the size of the palm of your hand, or the size of a deck of cards. Try to use visual comparisons, it's suppose to help remind you of appropriate serving sizes. Slow down when you eat your food and let your stomach catch up to your brain. Sometimes if you wait a few minutes you will realize your fuller than you thought and maybe you'll be less tempted to back for seconds.


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