Are your meals super-sized?

Tackle portion distortion in 3 simple steps

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If you’re eating healthy foods but still struggling to shed unwanted pounds, perhaps it’s time to do a reality check on the size of your food portions. “People don’t realize how much they eat,” says Daphne Lordly, assistant professor in applied human nutrition at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax. “It’s important to eat healthy but even too much of a good thing can be a bad thing.”

With restaurants serving up colossal plates of food, it’s no wonder people have lost sight of what constitutes an appropriate portion size at home. To overcome your super-size mentality, Lordly suggests these three easy steps: