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Doctor insights on: Food Portion Size

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How much is a portion size for food? What does it look like?

How much is a portion size for food?  What does it look like?

4 oz meat : Four ounces of meat looks like a deck of cards or the palm of a hand. Eat twice that amount of vegetables- not potatoes or corn. ...Read more

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What is the difference between portion size and number of servings?

What is the difference between portion size and number of servings?

Amt vs frequency: Portion size is controlling how much food you eat in one sitting. The recommended is a fist-size amout of food. Number of servings is how many times you eat in a day or of a fixed quantity of food. ...Read more

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How long does it take to lose a pound if you halve your portion size?

How long does it take to lose a pound if you halve your portion size?

HUM... WELL,: I dont know if your portion has 4-5-6-7-8-9 hundred calories... So give me the numbers to add so i can add them up for you... ...Read more

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What portion size (per meal) would it take to feel full?

THAT VARIES FROM: Patient to patient. What's healthy and what's not becomes an issue of will and personal motivation. ...Read more

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Why can't i lose any weight even though i go to the gym 6 days a week, eat the right portion size and balance my diet? What can I do to lose weight?!

Why can't i lose any weight even though i go to the gym 6 days a week, eat the right portion size and balance my diet? What can I do to lose weight?!

Weight loss: U may be losing weight as fat but maintaining or gaining it as muscle if you're working out regularly. How much do you weigh now? How muscular are you? Talk with your pcp if u feel you're overweight. Without your height i can't calculate your body mass index. Doc can do that as well as measure waist-to-hip ratio. Can also check for diabetes, etc. ...Read more

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I was wondering what's 3 reasons why increased portion size affects obesity?

I was wondering what's 3 reasons why increased portion size affects obesity?

Portion size, obese: Since the 1950s, our portion size has tripled in this country. Popcorn at movie theater....3x bigger, hamburger, 3x bigger, candy bars, bottles of soda, all bigger. And we've all been trained not to throw out food, because there are starving people in the world. So, if you eat more, even healthy, you eat more calories and fat. Also, you get served 3x more when eating out at restaurants. ...Read more

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