What Is a Realistic Serving Size? (Video)

Hi, my name is Stella Metsovas, and today we’re going to talk about a realistic serving size. One of the biggest mistakes people fall into when trying to eat healthier and lose weight are your portion sizes. Here, in America, I’m shocked by the serving sizes restaurants offer to their patrons. In many cases, they’re enough to feed like two or three people. You always wanna take your lifestyle into account when determining serving size. For example, if you’re moderately active, you don’t require much starch based carbohydrates and should opt for more vegetables, clean burning fats and protein. Also, make sure not to overdo the protein. Too much protein is actually stored as fat, if your lifestyle doesn’t require those amino acids for muscle repair. Use the palm of your hand for optimal portions of protein. On a side note, it’s a myth that you need smaller meals throughout the day to be healthy or to lose weight. Find out what works best for you. But, remember, always keep your portions in control, no matter what.

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