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Pay Attention to Portion Size

 

Why?

 

  • Experts have found that serving sizes have gotten bigger over the past several years, so we sometimes end up eating more food and calories than we originally wanted.

  • When reading nutrition labels, it's important to check the serving size and number of servings. Nutrition contents (often listed on the back of food products), such as calories, fats, and carbohydrates, are listed for a "single serving," but some products contain more than one serving. For example, a bag of pretzels might contain 2 servings per bag, so to understand what we're taking in when eating that food, we would need to double the nutritional content amount.

 

Tips

 

  • We tend to eat more food when it's in front of us. Try to make sure you're serving smaller portions, and you can go back for seconds if you're still hungry.

  • Make sure you read the nutrition labels to know how much a single serving is.

  • Avoid oversized or "Super Sized" portions.

  • Try sharing a meal at a restaurant with a friend or family member, or ask to have half of your portion bagged to take home as leftovers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources

 

  • Check out more healthy living tips from Maimonides here.

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