Portion Control

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One way to eat healthier is to control your portions. Your body gets something it needs from every food group. Observe how much you are eating now, and then slowly try to whittle down to the recommended portions. This way your body will get all the nutrition it needs as it gets used to reasonable portions.

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Portion Control

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Portion ControlOne way to eat healthier is to control your portions. Your body gets something it needs fromevery food group. Observe how much you are eating now, and then slowly try to whittle down tothe recommended portions. This way your body will get all the nutrition it needs as it gets usedto reasonable portions.Use Your Hand to MeasureIt’s easy to estimate how much you are eating simply by using your hands.Your palm = 3 oz = one portion of meat, chicken or fishYour fist = 1 cup = one portion of rice, pasta, or cerealYour thumb = 1 tablespoon = one portion of salad dressingThe tip of you thumb = 1 teaspoon = one portion of butter, margarine or mayonnaise
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Portion Control Cont.Use Your PlateOver the years, restaurant portions have grown larger, “super sizing” is in, and we got used toeating more. Here’s how you can use your plate to measure your food. Be sure to use a standard9 inch plate, so your eye isn’t tricked into taking a portion that is too large.
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