Reducing Portion Sizes Making America Healthy Again

The amount of food Americans are served today continues to increase, despite encouragement to decrease portions.

A single dish of Farfalle with Chicken and Roasted Garlic from the Cheesecake Factory contains 2190 calories.

This meal alone contains 190 more calories than the suggested daily intake.

There are many simple methods to help individuals visualize proper portion sizes.

Everyday objects can help individuals visualize the proper serving sizes of typical foods.

A serving of protein should be about the size of a deck of cards.

Vegetables like broccoli should be about the size of a baseball.

Rice and other carbohydrates should be about the size of a light bulb.

Reducing portions can cut the amount of calories consumed in half.

The handful of nuts on the left contains almost twice the amount as the handful on the right.

Limiting portion sizes can dramatically reduce consumption and help individuals lose unnecessary weight.

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