Here’s news that will shock you: eating bigger portions of food can lead to weight gain. Ok, that deserves a “no kidding.” But a new study on portion sizes offers a helping of great information.
Researchers found that people given large servings of food eat more than those given smaller ones, even after hearing about the impact of portion size on consumption.
And what does this mean for you? Try cutting down on portion sizes—for you and your family. If you’re afraid of going hungry, here’s some good news: other research has found that smaller servings fill us up just as much as the larger ones, as long as we slow down our rate of eating.
And enjoy some fellowship with your food too. Taking a little more time to eat, along with a reduction on the plate, could mean a big reduction in your waistline—and you’ll build relationships while building better health.
Here are some more of my blogs on this topic:
- Clinical trial finds childhood obesity can be controlled through portion size, carb cutting
- How (and why) to increase the number of family meals at home
- Obese Children Twice as Likely to Die Young
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