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Supersized Portions

Federal Serving Sizes Differ from Typical Portions: 10 Tips to Avoid Portion Distortion

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Use visuals to help you estimate your serving size. It makes you think about how much food you're piling on your plate.

LOOK: Food Portions Are Out Of Control

Posted 05.31.2013 | Healthy Living

By Editors To say that we are a Supersized nation is an understatement. We all know that most things food-related -- from our serving...

Fighting Obesity in New York City One Cup at a Time

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

It is unclear how long it will take before a decision is reached. While I do hope that the decision is made in favor of the city, regardless of the outcome, Mayor Bloomberg and the city accomplished a great deal.

Supersized Portions on the History Channel

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 02.09.2013 | Home
Fabio Parasecoli

As both a consumer and a food scholar, I am very interested in how how people eat. You can imagine I was very intrigued when I saw that the History Channel 2 had dedicated an episode ofModern Marvels to supersized food.

11 Portion Control Tips That Work

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 11.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Many of us don't understand what a healthy portion size is, and for good reason. A pasta portion in a restaurant is easily three cups, and many steaks are at least a pound. Getting used to normal-sized portions is not an easy task.

Public Hearing on Sugary Drink Ban Gets an Overflowing Crowd

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 09.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Advocates lined up at the public hearing to speak in favor of the ban on supersized beverages, while opponents complained that the ban was unfair and violated public freedom.

Let's Portion Control, America!

Gino Campagna | Posted 10.18.2011 | Home
Gino Campagna

I love America. I love living here. But I still think that we should fight this urge of always overdoing it... especially when it comes to food.

How Diet And Puberty Are Linked

Spencer Wells | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Spencer Wells

As we learn more about fat, we're discovering that it plays a variety of roles in the body's complex web if chemical interactions It's not simply a passive storehouse for extra calories, but rather an active organ.

The Ban on Trans Fats in Restaurants: How About a Ban on SuperSize Portions?

Donna Fish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

Does it take a degree in nutrition, or advanced food additives, for us to finally realize that the amount of food we eat is out of the ordinary?