Karen Ensle EdD, RD, FADA, CFCS, FCHS Educator
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County
In America, there is a tendency to eat more than we realize. With just a small amount of time planning ahead, you can decrease your daily food/calorie consumption by reducing your meal portion sizes by a modest amount. Remember, taking small steps such as reducing your caloric intake by 100 calories (approximately 33 calories for each of the 3 main meals) a day, will mean you will have lost (or not gained) 10 pounds in one year. Most people will not notice the cutback but meanwhile you have been contributing to a healthier lifestyle.
Choose one or more of the following to help you to reduce your meal portion sizes:
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