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Key to Healthy Eating? Portion Size
It's clear now that portion size is key to eating healthy. Over the past four decades this has become a major issue, with portions in restaurants increasing dramatically. Forty years ago a 32-ounce milk shake (that's a whole quart) with 1,160 calories would have been unusual. (1,200 calories is as much as some folks need in a single day.) There was no such thing as a Quarter Pounder or Whopper, let alone Double versions of these with cheese and bacon. Being served a huge plate of nachos would be rare.
Dr. Tim Harlan aka Dr. Gourmet
June 16, 2010