10 Tips for Keeping Portion Sizes Sensible

One very common reason why we overeat has to do with portion sizes. It’s easy to take in hundreds of excess calories in a mindless nosh session, but if you’re looking to shed fat, you’ll have to put a stop to the tendency to overindulge.

Here are ten tips for keeping those portion sizes under control…

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1. Never eat from the box

It’s easy to get in the mindless habit of “insert hand, remove cookie, put in mouth, and chew.” However, if you put a sensible portion on a plate and tucked the box away in the cupboard, you’ll be less likely to become the Cookie Monster. So make habit of dividing your snacks up into single-serving containers or zippered baggies—that way you can’t devour the entire box in one sitting.

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