The last segment of the lifestyle series, Eating Well, Aging Well, concludes with portion control. In the last 20 years, our portion sizes have increased dramatically. Dishes have become larger and food items consist of more calories. Bagels that were once 140 calories are now 350 calories. Distorted food portions is a contributing factor towards American obesity.
Eating well is about eating the right foods and the right amount of foods. Avoid food manufacturer’s portion distortion trap with these tips:
Stop eating when you feel full even if there’s food left on your plate.
Fill up on whole grains, fruits and vegetables before moving on to dessert.