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Why is portion size important when trying to lose weight?

Lisa Lillien
Nutrition & Dietetics
Portion size is important because you need to watch your calorie intake when you are dieting, but there are ways to supersize and expand your meals by making smart food swaps. Watch "Hungry Girl" author Lisa Lillien explain this diet strategy.
The National Institutes of Health reveals that portion sizes have increased anywhere from 30-100%, depending on the food, in the past 20 years and since we love to clean our plates, you do the math. So even when there is triple the amount of food on the plate than you’d normally eat, you feel compelled to finish it.
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