An expert shows us what a healthy amount of some of the most common foods look like, from veggies to crispsMore
"Over the last 20
years, portion sizes have gone up and up – in some cases they've almost
doubled," says dietitian Helen Bond. "It's a ploy by food marketers – the more we eat, the more food we buy and the more money they make."
And the trouble is, these ever-increasing portion sizes make it hard for us to gauge how much food we actually need. New research
from the University of Liverpool shows that when bigger portions are
served, we eat them because we're programmed to clear our plates. "If
you care about your health, you need to re-set this portion distortion,"
Here's how to stick to healthy portion size…
"Opt for wholegrain bread, which is more nutritious, lower GI (so has
less of a negative effect on blood sugar), which means it will fill you
up more too," advises Helen.