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Portion Control: Tricks of the Trade
October 2, 2006
What can we do about large portions? The answer may seem obvious—eat less! But that’s easier said than done. If, as I discussed in my blog entry last week, food experts have a hard time keeping portion size down, what does that mean for the rest of us?
Fortunately, there are some tricks of the trade that can make things easier for you:
In case you’re wondering if all this effort really will pay off, the answer is yes. Research shows that people who spend time watching and controlling portions are more likely to lose weight than those who just focus on, say, eating less fat or doing more activity. Even if your goal is not to lose weight but to maintain your weight or control your diabetes, portion control is another tool to help you meet your goal.
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