serving size

Being conscious of the following food traps is half the battle. Avoid these portion pitfalls to prevent you from overeating.
Below I highlight some of the most recent research findings on portion control to keep you from eating too much this summer.
As a nutritionist and portion size researcher, I applaud the changes in food labels. Here are some of the changes you can expect to see.
Could it be we’re entering a sugar awareness Zeitgeist? That is, are we awakening to the abundance of sugar in the American
In February 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled plans to overhaul the Nutrition Facts panel required on packaged foods in the U.S. Among the proposed updates, FDA plans to revise the serving sizes to reflect more typical serving sizes.
I've rounded up some portion-control tricks which can help you get 2016 off to a great start and help you shed unwanted pounds. Many of these tricks are rooted in behavior change which serve as cues to gently remind us to eat mindfully... to eat when hungry... to eat more slowly... and to eat less.
Reducing plate size by even one inch can make a big difference in calorie consumption.
The study suggests that legislation, price incentives, and marketing strategies may be needed to help bring about significant reductions in our food portions.
In February 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) along with Michele Obama announced an overhaul to the nutrition facts label required on all packaged foods. Among the proposed changes includes updating the serving sizes.
Is there anyone here who has actually eaten just a half-cup of ice cream?
The incentive offered does not need to be anything fancy or expensive. And the subjects consistently chose the smaller portion-plus-incentive option even when it was priced the same as the larger portion.
It is my hope moving forward, that as a food manufacturer introduces a new smaller size, it gets rid of the largest size. That would be the best way to reshape societal norms about how much food and drink constitutes a reasonable portion.
Why are large portion sizes such a problem? Large portions are particularly problematic because the more we are served, the more we eat. Eating more translates into more calories, and ultimately, many of us, gain weight. And lots of it.
If the serving size for ice cream were to jump from 1/2 cup to 1 cup, would you eat more? Some experts are worried you might.
The problem is that as "single serving" bottles, bags and boxes got bigger, these official serving sizes didn't.
Restaurants influence how much we'll eat just by deciding the serving sizes, and those are unpredictable and range from petite to colossal.
Grocery shoppers, prepare to be a lot smarter about what goes into your basket. And since what goes into your basket eventually goes into you and your family, this is truly great news for the health of our country.