Portion Control: Why It Matters & Why You Should Care

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Confused about portion control? When it comes to eating right, attaining better health and especially losing weight, portion control really does matter. Why is this and while we’re at it, is there a difference between serving size and portion control?

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To start, let’s define ‘portion’ and ‘serving size’. A portion is the amount of food you put on your plate, while a serving size is a standard measurement of food.

To clarify, a portion can be large or small. We’ve all seen the restaurants that offer “generous portions,” which essentially means you are getting more than the recommended serving size. Serving size recommendations come from food education programs, such as the Food Pyramid and MyPlate. Serving sizes are normally found on food labels and what consumers are most often familiar with.

The difference is important, especially if you are trying to watch what you eat and if you are trying to lose some weight. It has become the norm that we eat much more than the serving size on the label and this is where portion control comes into play.

The most obvious result of overdoing it with our portions is weight gain, which can lead to obesity and a plethora of other health problems. It’s vital to pay attention to your portion size when watching your diet. At That’s it. we have portion control figured out for you with our tasty  fruit bars!

So as you can see, portion control really does matter. When it comes to eating, it is important to pay attention to serving sizes, but even more important to exercise portion control.

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