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Pig Out Portions

Timeless Nutrition Tip

Many nutrition experts blame pig-out portions for our obesity epidemic. At least half of all Americans are overweight and at least 22-percent are obese.

Obesity is responsible for about 300,000 deaths a year, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Did you know you get more than a day's calories in just one serving of some fast foods?


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Portion Control Tips

  • In restaurants, share entrees, or ask the waiter to put half the entree in a doggie bag before you even touch it.
  • Lunch PortionsOrder lunch-size portions. Many restaurants serve 4 to 6-ounces of meat at lunch, compared with 8 to 10-ounces at dinner.
  • At home, use smaller plates and bowls. It will look as if you are eating more.
  • Check food labels for serving size. Eat one serving only.
  • Measure label servings to see their sizes. Examples: Two level tablespoons of peanut butter, 1/2-cup sherbet, etc.
  • Buy smaller packages of candy, popcorn and snacks.

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