Portion distortion

July 21, 2017

Over the years foods have crept up in size.

This means we are eating more kilojoules without noticing.

Dinner sets are making plates larger, restaurants are following suit, and fast food places have up size options.

The larger the serve and container it comes in, the more likely we are to eat more and increase our weight.

When we go out for a meal we want value for money even though our bodies don’t need to be eating that much food at once.

Looking at what you are eating at main meals and snacks and seeing if it meets the recommended intakes set out by Eat For Health will help guide your daily intake.

Strategies to reduce your portion sizes include:

- Using smaller plates – bread and butter size

- Not upsizing meals when out

- Recognising when you are full to avoid overeating

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