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Impact of Portion Size On Overeating Is Hard to Overcome

Apparently it doesn't matter how well we train ourselves in mindful eating or that we know about the effect of large portions, if we're given a large serving we eat it.

People given large servings of food eat more than those given smaller servings, even after they have been taught about the impact of portion size on consumption, research from the University of New South Wales shows.

Learning how to engage in mindful -- rather than mindless -- eating also did not decrease food intake by a significant amount in those given large servings.

Portion sizes in restaurant and at home have increased dramatically since the early 1970s, and are thought to have contributed to rising obesity levels.

Tags: portion control

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I found that when I started eating smaller portions, either my stomach was smaller or my appetite was less, but I now cannot eat larger portions. 


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