A visual guide to good food portions

Mary Cotter Nutritional Therapist Mary Cotter is a Registered Nutritional Therapist. She provides personalised nutrition designed to help you achieve your health goals and improve your wellbeing. More by this author
Learn how to control your portion size for a healthier way to eat with this visual guide from nutritional therapist Mary Cotter.

Portion size and food balance are two of the biggest issues for people looking to maintain a healthy weight. It’s just all too easy to overload the plate.

One tip to prevent over eating is to use a smaller plate. Filling a smaller plate not only prevents that extra spoonful that leads to over eating, but it also tricks your mind into thinking you’ve eaten a fuller meal, by showing you a full smaller plate, rather than a half-full larger plate.

Another great way to control your portion sizes is to relate portion size to everyday objects. Some examples, which could help you to keep control of your portions, are shown below:

Thursday 11 June 2015

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