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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Want to cut calories?

 Here are a few tips for controlling your portion sizes.
  • If you eat at a restaurant, ask for a container and take half of your meal home, or split your meal with your dining partner.
  • If you like to snack while watching TV, measure out one serving of your snack - don't take a whole bag of chips with you into your TV room.
  • Serve dinner by the plate, rather than family style (serving dishes on the table), you'll be less tempted to load up on second servings if they're not right in front of you.
  • Start your meal with a clear soup or green salad to ease your hunger a bit so that you aren't as likely to over eat.
If cutting calories leaves you feeling hungry, add extra servings of nutrient-dense vegetables like carrots, green beans and celery. While one-half cup of rice or pasta has about 100 calories, one-half cup of green beans has only 14 calories.

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