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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…

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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