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Right-Size Your Portions

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Why You Should Right-Size Your Portions

  • Portion sizes have gotten larger over the years
  • Larger portions often mean consuming more calories than you need
  • Portion control is a key factor in achieving a healthy weight

Tips for Right-Sizing Your Portions

  • Listen to your body’s cues: Your internal signals of hunger and satisfaction can help you eat right, if you listen to them
  • Prepare less food for meals: Large quantities of food make people eat more. If you want leftovers, put them out of sight and out of mind
  • Start with a small serving: Small servings may be exactly what you want and you can always have more if you are still hungry

Helpful Handouts for Right-Sizing Your Portions