Someone should have told me this about 45 years ago....From a young age, children will eat what their parents eat. Therefore, if their parents overeat, they are more likely to overeat as well. Not only must parents encourage healthful eating, they must also model healthful eating to their children. These portion sizes are a good way to determine how much you should be eating.
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If you like to pile your plate high, then this revealing graphic is likely to depress you. But it could also help you lose weight on the so-called hand diet. It shows exactly how much of certain foods we should be eating - and its probably a lot less than you think. Experts say that a lack of portion control is one of the main reasons so many of us are overweight - with many of us eating way more than we should be.