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Doctor insights on: 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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Help please? What is the recommended portion size of every meal?

Meal size: There is no recommended portion size of any meal. Please see a food specialist to help you through the many options. ...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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Whats a good way to start eating healthy again and control my portion size?

Whats a good way to start eating healthy again and control my portion size?

Slow down; more H2O: Eat more slowly; a recent study just showed men who chewed each bite 40 times took in 12% fewer calories than those who chewed 15 times. A bit absurd, but you get the point! increase your water intake; more fruits and vegetables and smaller servings of pastas, breads, starches and meats. Measure portions if necessary, and keep a log--when you have to write it down it makes you more accountable! ...Read more