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Healthy meals start with proper portion sizes
You’re interested in having healthy meals at home and when you eat out. You have a good idea of what foods to choose for healthy meals. But do you have a good idea of portion sizes? Did you know that you’re likely to eat more when you’re presented with larger portions of food?
Restaurant portions and food packaging have skewed Americans’ perceptions about serving sizes. So how can you reset your expectations about healthy meals and proper portion sizes? Rethink your plate. This guide will show you how.
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