Portion Control: Know Your Serving Sizes

Summer was filled with barbecues, desserts, fruity drinks, and wine.  Now it’s time to limit some of these sugary and high fatty foods.

Here’s a quick guide to figure out the correct serving size of foods you eat mainly using your own hand to keep your portion sizes in check!

Serving Size

Note:  You need at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies daily for a healthy diet.  The darker the fruit or vegetable, typically the more nutrient dense it is.

Eating from a salad plate instead of a dinner plate will also keep your portions in control.  It helps to trick your brain into thinking you are eating more than you actually are.

What are your food weaknesses?  For the rest of September, what could you work on to better your diet?  Limit sugar?  Limit alcohol?  Limit fatty foods?  Drink more water?

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