Sunday, January 3, 2010
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THEY'VE GOT IT ALL WRONG, COMPLETELY BACKWARDS.
We don't "deserve big portions." We don't want "big gulps."
Just the opposite! Why do restaurants and marketers keep trying to super-size our menu items?
The key to a healthy diet and managing our weight is PORTION CONTROL.
The concept is easy: if you eat less, you consume fewer calories. But in a world where "bigger is better" and restaurants promote overflowing plates and giant servings, it's tough figuring out what a "normal" portion is.
Here's some tips to help you visualize a healthy portion size:
Cereal, grains, rice, pasta . . . . Your fist
Fruits and vegetables . . . . . . . A baseball
3 oz. meats, poultry, fish . . . . Deck of cards
Put half your meal serving in a doggie bag, to go.
Split dessert with a friend.
Eat slowly, eat just enough and ENJOY YOUR FOOD.
You deserve smaller, healthy portions. You deserve a healthier 2010.
Posted by Rick Forrestal