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CNN.com: A new guide could help halt overeating
The British Nutrition Foundation released this month new portion-size guidelines designed to help people eat the right amounts of each food group — and possibly help them avoid overeating.
“It’s really worth having a quick check of portion sizes before you’re filling up with food because we know that it does take a little bit of time to get those fullness signals coming through,” said Bridget Benelam, nutrition communications manager at the BNF. “Probably all of us have had the experience where you eat something and then you eat a bit more and perhaps a bit more and then 10 minutes later you feel much too full and you wish you had eaten a little less.”
Adjusting your portion sizes could be one way to avoid that feeling.
The guidelines, which are based on having 2,000 calories per day, which is the amount suggested for an average, healthy weight, adult woman, use measurements such as handfuls and cupped hands to makes them easier to follow.