Tips for Serving Control
Clearly, serving size is a major issue when it comes to eating right and staying healthy. It can be taxing to control portion sizes and decipher the correct serving size for your diet. Here are some tips for keeping your serving sizes under control.
At the dinner table...
Serve food on plates instead of placing serving dishes on the table. Keep excess food out of reach to minimize temptation for second helpings.
In front of the TV...
Put the serving amount that you plan on eating into a bowl or container instead of eating straight from the container.
Around the house...
To avoid overeating unhealthy foods:
- Divide up contents of a large food package into several serving-size containers.
- Replace the candy dish with a fruit bowl.
- Store tempting foods like cookies, chips or ice cream out of eyesight, perhaps on a high shelf or in the back of the freezer.
- Move the healthier foods to eye level at the front of the pantry shelves or freezer.
When you’re hungry…
Eat a healthy snack, like a piece of fruit or small salad, to avoid overeating at your next meal.
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