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Healthy eating is all about portion sizes and moderation. You can plan out all the healthy food recipes you like, but if you eat too many calories, you will gain weight.
The recommended portion sizes are typically much smaller than people realize. Here are some examples of what makes up one serving of certain foods:
When you start to get an idea of what the serving sizes actually are, it will become easier to know if you are eating too much. This can help you adjust both your meals and snacks so that you are eating in moderation. Scaling back portion sizes is also a smart way to reduce your overall calorie intake.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|