Undisguise Portion Size

Bigger is not always better.

According to the CDC, more than one-third of adults in the United States are obese. Being obese can increase your risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and even certain cancers. The question we should be asking is why are so many Americans struggling with obesity?

We know that sugary drinks, processed foods, added sugars, and other unnatural ingredients can be fattening, but there is another factor to consider: inflated portion sizes.  What’s considered a “normal helping” has been drastically redefined by dining experiences that promote quantity over quality. Heapings of empty, simple carbs often replace nutrient-dense foods like vegetables and whole grains—especially at fast food restaurants. Our perception of portion sizes and balanced meals needs a reality check. Knowing recommended serving sizes can help promote a more balanced diet and healthier living.

We’ve created this quick guide to help you undisguise portion size. Next time you’re cooking at home, just look at your hand as a reminder of how to balance a meal. And if you’re eating out, this guide may inspire you to save some leftovers!  

Handy Guide to Portion Size

By WHBlogger 

Instructions and Disclaimer: The content on this website is designed for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses. Always consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you might have regarding your health. 

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One Response to “Undisguise Portion Size

  1. Hi! I’m a Registered Dietitian and work at a large Food Bank in Atlanta, GA. I would love to use your Handy Guide visual as an educational tool that would be printed as a poster and displayed in some of the food pantries that we serve. Do you have a copy-write guide to follow for this image? If yes, may I purchase rights to use it?

    Thank you for your time!

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