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Are Super-Sized Portions Derailing Your Health?

Last updated 2 years ago

It’s all too easy to feast on oversized portions, especially if you dine out at restaurants or grab a quick lunch at the drive-thru. These super-sized meals could be contributing to an expanding waistline and subsequently, an increased risk of health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, and metabolic syndrome. If you’re concerned about your dietary habits, consider scheduling a visit to a physician at your local community hospital.

Learning about reasonable portion sizes can help you control your weight. Watch this video to see a comparison of some common portion sizes. Consider using the visualization method to measure out healthier portion sizes. For example, one serving of cooked pasta or rice is about the size of a tennis ball and one serving of poultry is about the size of a deck of cards.

Memorial Hospital of Tampa is a community hospital that offers a wealth of resources for Florida residents who are interested in leading a healthy lifestyle. Call our Consult-A-Nurse referral line at (813) 873-6400 or browse our website to explore our healthy living calculators.

 

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