Navigation Links
Tips for Keeping Food Portions Under Control, from Harvard Women's Health Watch
Date:10/26/2007

BOSTON, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each of us is responsible for how much we eat, but research suggests that cultural and social norms can make it hard to choose appropriate portion sizes. Just in time for the holiday season, the November 2007 issue of Harvard Women's Health Watch looks into how misperceptions about portions can affect calorie intake.

Harvard Women's Health Watch notes that we tend to treat portions as equivalent to nutritional servings. A serving is a specific quantity of food designated on the basis of nutritional need. However, a portion--the amount you actually get on your plate, in the package, or at the counter--is often much bigger. We don't always read the Nutrition Facts label, and may end up eating two or three servings' worth. Studies suggest that we might be satisfied with smaller portions if bigger ones weren't so easily available. Other research has shown that the more plentiful the food, the more we eat.

The Harvard Women's Health Watch offers some tips for keeping portions in proportion:

Train your eye: Measure out servings (not portions) of the food you commonly eat so you know what a single serving looks like.

Change your tableware: Use a smaller bowl or a mug for cereal and a smaller plate at dinner.

Control portions at home: To discourage second helpings, serve food in the kitchen and take it to the table on plates.

Eat at regular intervals throughout the day: If you wait until you're hungry, you're more likely to overindulge at the next meal.

Control portions while eating out: Avoid buffets and salad bars. Instead of a dinner, order a low-fat appetizer and a large salad with dressing on the side.

Also in this issue:

-- Preventing stroke

-- Hypnosis for surgery-related pain and anxiety

-- Ask the doctor: Is vaginal estrogen safe?

Am I taking too much vitamin D?

Harvard Women's Health Watch is available from Harvard Health Publications, the publishing division of Harvard Medical School, for $24 per year. Subscribe at http://www.health.harvard.edu/women or by calling 1-877-649-9457 (toll free).


'/>"/>
SOURCE Harvard Women's Health Watch
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Stent shows promise in keeping arteries open
2. Stent Effective In Keeping Arteries Open
3. Stem Cells Keeping Patients Alive
4. Besides keeping you awake for exams coffee boosts memory as well!
5. An Apple A Day Can Do More Than Just Keeping The Doctor Away
6. Hong Kong To Implement New Backyard Poultry-Keeping Law
7. Four short walks better in keeping BP under control ...
8. Study Reveals That Americans are Keeping Better Tabs on Their Blood Pressure
9. Couple Therapists Plays Vital Role in Keeping Couples Bond Intact
10. Protecting Oceans is Important to Keeping Planet Cool
11. Hot Tips for Keeping Your PC Cool in Summer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2017 , ... ... met this week to review more than eighty-nine grant submissions all vying ... emerging young scientists in the Parkinson’s field.     , The American Parkinson Disease Association ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... , ... Amir Qureshi, MD is the first physician in Arkansas to implant ... The Nuvectra™ Algovita SCS System has been FDA approved as a treatment option for ... to introduce the most powerful SCS system and the only stretchable lead on the ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2017 , ... ... premium delicatessen foods, is sharing bold recipes for Memorial Day entertaining that are ... menus. , “Boar’s Head fresh sliced meats and cheeses featured in these ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2017 , ... After raising ... Antzy Top gadget will continue to be available at a discounted crowdfunding price on ... with stress wherever they are, I also wanted to bring a fidget toy to ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... ... Lowe acts as host and helps educate and inform the public using the “Informed” ... reconnect with America as it explores some of the best places to hike and ... inventive new place for a family vacation, and have discovered hiking. Many will agree ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/4/2017)... , May 4, 2017  Fortuna Fix Inc. (" ... to be the first to eliminate the need for embryonic ... cells to treat neurodegenerative diseases. Fortuna ... with Professor Michael Fehlings , MD, PhD; Father ... , MD, MPH; and Professor James Giordano , PhD. ...
(Date:5/4/2017)... Israel , May 4, 2017  DarioHealth Corp. ... mobile health and big data solutions, today announced that ... A&D Company, and STI Technologies Limited to lower diabetes ... immediately. Through STI,s innoviCares card, which is available throughout ... , DarioHealth customers will be eligible for additional savings ...
(Date:5/3/2017)...  Kalorama Information notes that transplant diagnostics is ... and this is projected to continue to 2021. ... or bone marrow transplants require histocompatibility between the ... this task. This according to a new report ... various PCR-based methodologies, Sanger sequencing and NGS used ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: