The amount of food on our plates has increased over the years. Average portion sizes are 2 to 5 times as big as they were in the past. For example, 20 years ago, a regular serving of French fries weighed 2.4 ounces and had 210 calories. Today’s typical serving of fries is a whopping 6.9 ounces and 610 calories. That’s important because research shows most people eat and drink more when served more.
Choosing smaller portions can help you lose weight and keep it off.
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