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Be the Woman You Want to Be by Elisabeth Wilson, Infinite Ideas

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35. Why size matters

It’s not just what you eat that counts on the road to losing weight, it’s about how much you eat too. How does your sense of portion control measure up?

What do you think a portion size of say, breakfast cereal or meat should be? I hope you’re sitting down because it will probably be a shock. I know it is to me every time I see this particular truth in black and white!

According to healthy eating guidelines, a serving of breakfast cereal should be one ounce and a serving of meat should be two to three ounces. Cereal belongs to the food group of which we can have 6–11 servings a day, but it could be very easy to eat all of it at breakfast alone. The meat group, which also includes fish, dry beans, eggs and nuts, should ...

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