How can I keep from eating too many grains?

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Grains are not the enemy. The problem is that we overeat them because we serve ourselves too much. Did you know that 1 cup of cooked rice has about 230 calories or more? When you go out to eat, they easily serve you 2 to 2.5 cups of rice. One serving of rice is considered 1/2 cup. Next time you cook rice, or any grains for that matter (including pasta), take out a measuring cup and see how much you are serving yourself. Cut back on how much you put on your plate, and fill the empty space with more vegetables. This will save you the extra calories and will also increase your fiber intake, giving you the sensation of feeling full.

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