Keep It Small (Heart Health)
It’s very easy to “eat with your eyes” and misjudge what equals a serving â€” and so pile on the unwanted pounds. This is especially true when you eat out, because restaurant portion sizes have been steadily expanding over the years. To keep portion sizes sensible:
When eating out, choose small portions, share an entrÃ©e with a friend, or take some of the food home (if you can chill it right away).
Check a product’s Nutrition Facts label to learn how much food is considered a serving and how many calories, fat grams, and nutrients are in the item.
Be especially careful to limit portion sizes of high-calorie foods such as cookies, cakes, and other sweets, as well as French fries, and oils.