Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Portion Size

Feeling kind of bloated lately, and feel I need to cut back at meals. Found this interesting article about how Americans are eating larger and larger portions of food at each sitting. Nothing new there, but thought this was an interesting way to determine if you were getting the "right amount" short of whipping out your scale at every meal:

"Usually someone's hands are in proportion to his or her body. The size of the palm is about how much meat is usually best for them.

"If they make a fist, that's a good portion of starch (such as pasta). If they cut a piece of cheese, the width of their thumb is a good indicator of the portion that's best for them."


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1 comment:

Thivai Abhor said...

check out the documentary "Super Size Me"