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Week 3 | Focus: Pare down portions.
- Get a refresher on portion sizes.
It’s easy to lose sight of what a healthy serving size looks like. Check out What is a Portion Size? Then get into the habit of sticking to that serving size for each meal and snack.
- Check portion sizes—always.
Read the serving sizes listed on recipes and food packages for a better sense of how many calories you’re consuming. Eating out? Stick to portion size guidelines or look up the nutrition information on the menu or the restaurant’s website to determine how much of the meal is a reasonable portion size.
- Use smaller plates and bowls.
Research suggests that people who eat from smaller plates consume fewer calories than those eating from larger plates. Consume less by serving meals in small bowls or on salad plates rather than dinner-sized plates. Try our Skinny Plate Challenge, too.