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Portion Control

What 200 Calories Of Your Favorite Halloween Candy Looks Like

SELF | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

We'd like to imagine that all those Halloween sweets won't affect us. But in reality, they're far from calorie-free.

5 Easy Tricks to Avoid Portion Distortion

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Why are large portion sizes such a problem? Large portions are particularly problematic because the more we are served, the more we eat. Eating more translates into more calories, and ultimately, many of us, gain weight. And lots of it.

Dessert Doesn't Have to Kill You: 10 Ways to Living a Healthier Life (Without Giving up the Occasional Sweet Treat)

Emily Luchetti | Posted 09.17.2014 | Taste
Emily Luchetti

We're starting the conversation about how to return dessert to its rightful place in our diets.

5 Nutritionist-Approved Back-To-School Tips

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

As a nutritionist counseling families and children, here are some simple tips to get you and your family off to a healthy start.

3 Top Tips For Portion Sizes And Weight Control

John Tarnoff | Posted 10.26.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Most of the health focus of the boomer Generation is on how we're living longer. The assumption is that we are healthier, take better care of ourselves, and make healthier choices, including diet and exercise. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The health facts are actually not good for boomers.

3 Healthy Eating Tips From Google Headquarters

Katie Markey McLaughlin | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Markey McLaughlin

Staff members at Google, Inc. are known for being some of the happiest employees in the world, and the Internet giant works hard to keep them that way...

5 Healthy Foods You Can Easily Overeat

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 09.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

As a nutritionist, I counsel many clients who know what foods to eat to lose weight and be healthy. However, even the most educated of consumers may have trouble determining how much to eat of these foods.

Court Rejects New York City's Portion Cap for Sugary Drinks

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

New York City lost its final appeal to limit the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces. In a 20-page report, the New York State Court of Appea...

I Exercise Every Day: Why Can't I Lose Weight?

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Helen Agresti RD

Weight gain does not happen overnight, and neither does weight loss. Patience, discipline, and motivation are the keys moving in a positive direction to a healthier lifestyle.

How To Stay Healthy On The Go

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

This is the season for traveling and summer vacations. While we often do lots of research to find a great travel destination, we often do not have a plan to stay healthy while we are away.

5 Easy Weight-Loss Tips That Really Work

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 07.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Here are simple strategies, which I have seen work for clients trying to lose weight in time for summer and more importantly, help them keep it off and be able to enjoy meals and treats with family and friends.

What's a Normal Portion Size?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Restaurants influence how much we'll eat just by deciding the serving sizes, and those are unpredictable and range from petite to colossal.

Want to Eat Less? Choose Single-Serving Packages!

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

I've been a big fan of single-serving packages and have recommended them to dieters trying to lose weight and gain an awareness of portion control. They have a built in stop sign which signals us to stop; this is important especially in today's world of supersize portions.

The Challenges In Maintaining A Healthy Lifestyle, From Valerie Bertinelli (VIDEO)

Posted 03.24.2014 | MarloThomas

Hot In Cleveland actress Valerie Bertinelli had a great response when we asked what her biggest challenge has been while trying to maintain a healthy ...

How To Curb Cravings, From Rosie O'Donnell (VIDEO)

Posted 02.10.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to curbing cravings, actress and comedian Rosie O'Donnell has made some serious changes to her habits and lifestyle since surviving a ne...

Hawaii to Cap Sizes of Sugary Drinks

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

The Hawaii State Senate recently introduced a bill that would prohibit the sale of sugar-sweetened drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces anywhere in the state.

Save Over 1,000 Calories With These 5 Simple Portion Swaps

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

While what you eat matters (choosing grilled instead of fried chicken, for example), how much you eat (how large your portion is), matters more than many of us realize.

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.

12 Healthy Ways to Lose Weight for Good

Riva Greenberg | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

While there's no magic bullet for weight loss, there are steps you can take to lose weight, safely and for good, while increasing your health.

7 Tips For Better Portion Control

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 11.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

Just because you buy in bulk doesn't mean you have to eat in bulk. In fact, buying in bulk can actually help you reach your goals to healthy living by making healthy foods more budget-friendly and by giving you the tools needed to control portions.

Are Smaller Portions Headed Our Way?

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Dr. Lisa Young

Consumers living in L.A. County can still dine out, eat healthfully and have the option to purchase smaller portion sizes, which will offer fewer calories. Restaurants can increase revenue by selling healthier food options in smaller portions and help contribute to the health of its residents.

Lifestyle Intervention Beats Diet for Weight Loss: 6 Simple Changes to Make Today

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

I am a big advocate of focusing on progress, not perfection. It is important to take stock of the changes you've made so far and look at the big picture.

'I'll Have a Medium Soda' -- Why Current Size Labels Can Be Deceptive

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

The study concluded that varying the "regular" portions affected how much the subjects actually ate. Subjects ate more food when the portion was labeled "regular" than when it was labeled "double-size" despite the fact that the two sizes were actually the same size.

LOOK: Food Portions Are Out Of Control

Posted 05.31.2013 | Healthy Living

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

Time for Ice Cream in Your Diet!

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Eating ice cream is a seasonal treat, and as such should not be denied just because one is on a diet. The key seems to be sticking to a half-cup serving size and avoiding the tempting but truly fattening sundaes and added ingredients.