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Study: Americans have portion distortion

December 8, 2008 1:53:22 PM PST
If you're struggling to lose weight, the problem may be portion distortion.Nutrition experts say Americans do a very poor job of recognizing reasonable portion sizes. Even foods perceived to be healthy can pack on the pounds if you eat too much of it.

A recent study found when adults were given the right portion size, their weight loss efforts were much more successful.

A couple of tips: Use smaller plates at home, and when you're eating out, order an appetizer as your entree.

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