Posted by Tony Thompson
The wellness community agrees on this issue: We eat too much. And portion size is a big part of the problem (bad pun unintentional).
Restaurants are a challenge. Portions tend to be Kong-sized, and we tend to eat everything the server puts in front of us for good reasons. We hate to waste food, especially expensive restaurant food.
Breakfast cereal makes a good case study: the FDA serving size is like a handful; my cereal bowl is like a truck-load.
Click the graphic at right for a visual cue about portion size, and click here to read the entire article on the NYT web site.