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No Seconds: Here’s A Useful Tip

Do you skimp on putting food onto your plate thinking that it will keep your calorie count down? What happens?  You eat the skimpy portion – decide you’re still hungry – and then go back for more. If the serving dishes are right in front of you there’s potential for making caloric matters much worse. […]

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Don’t Miss This Snapshot Of How Portions Have Grown

From the CDC:    

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9 Easy Ways To Eat Less

As the holiday season goes into full swing, here’s some helpful tips: Fill your plate once, whether it’s from a buffet or just from the stove top.  That’s it.  No seconds – and double-decking isn’t such a great idea, either. Use the smallest plates, bowls, and glasses you can to help you feel full even […]

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Let A Baseball Be Your Guide

It’s awfully hard to gauge how much food you’re putting on your plate – and even more difficult to figure out how much you’re popping into your mouth when you eat directly from a multi-serving bag of food. Portion size is critical to managing your weight.  One helpful idea is to use commonplace objects as […]

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Late Night – Open Freezer Door – Spoon In Hand Scenario

So who hasn’t found themselves standing in the frozen fog shoving around frozen containers of frozen leftovers from last Thanksgiving looking for the container of Haagen-Dazs or Ben and Jerry’s or whatever brand you’ve got lurking in there. If you’re a goner and there’s no stopping the oncoming ice cream assault, here’s a way to […]

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How Many Carrots Are In A Portion?

Good-bye pyramid, hello plate.  The word is that the government’s food pyramid is going to be ditched for a plate shaped system that uses wedges for the basic food groups and a half a plate for fruit and vegetables. Despite all of the information about why we should eat more fruit and vegetables, according to […]

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Have You Noticed That Some Well-Known Chefs Are Shrinking?

In girth that is.  The chef’s weight loss is frequently motivated by a health scare – although sometimes just by vanity or wanting to be more mobile and agile in the kitchen — many star chefs have devised their own plans for losing weight. Fortunately, for them, they have knowledge and their skill in the […]

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