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Portion Distortion - How big is that bagel, anyway?

November 30th, 2005


One challenge for casual dieters trying to maintain a healthy, balanced food plan is the disconnect between “portions” and “servings” in many packaged and prepared food items. Increasing efficiency in food production and manufacturing, combined with consumers looking for a “better deal”, and the business economics of “supersizing” food sales, has led to a general increase in food portion sizes.

A “portion” can be thought of as the amount of a specific food you choose to eat for dinner, snack, or other eating occasion. Portions, of course can be bigger or smaller than the recommended food servings.

Renewed Push for Nutrition Labeling at Restaurants

November 29th, 2005

Big Portions May Prompt Overeating

November 28th, 2005

Heavy teen girls risk metabolic syndrome

November 26th, 2005

Woman gobbles up whole turkey in 12 minutes

November 23rd, 2005
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