With many restaurants and fast food chains offering meals that can be two to three times larger than a single serving, it’s no surprise that America’s nationwide obesity crisis is in full effect. For a reality check, learn about what a portion size really should be.
1 Serving of meat, fish, or poultry:
1 Serving of Vegetables or Fruit:
1 Serving of Cheese:
1 Serving of Dried Fruits or Nuts:
If you’re having trouble controlling your portion sizes, pick up a few Lean Cuisine frozen dinners to retrain your mind on what a portion size should really be.
- Check out “Portion Size: Then and Now,” a photo essay comparing food portion sizes from twenty years ago and today on DivineCaroline.com.
- You might also like Fast Food Nation, a book about the cold hard facts of fast food’s adverse effects.
Find the answers here at ConsumerReports.org.