Monday Motivation: Portion sizes

Watch what you eat, literally

Registered dietician Ruth Carrey, November 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
Registered dietician Ruth Carrey, November 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Want to lose weight? Keep track of your portion sizes.

A store-bought lunch (KOIN 6 News, file)
A store-bought lunch (KOIN 6 News, file)

Dieticians say most people let their food portions get out of control, but there is a way to keep your plate from overflowing and still get the nutrition you need.

The rule of thumb: divide your plate into fourths. One-fourth is protein, like chicken or salmon. Next is whole grains. The other half is fruits and vegetables.

Don’t let your eyes get bigger than your stomach. It’s OK to ask a restaurant to change an entree to fit your needs or get items ala carte.

Watch Carly Kennelly’s report for the complete story.

Registered dietician Ruth Carrey, November 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
Registered dietician Ruth Carrey, November 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

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