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The diet mistake even nutritionists make

By Kerri-Ann Jennings, July 25, 2012 - 11:58am

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Kerri-Ann asks: What’s your best tip for keeping portion sizes in check?


I use a smaller plate and a 1/2 measuring cup.


07/26/2012 - 10:35pm


The whole idea of using different plates or colors to influence portion control is a little like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titantic as it is sinking. None of it really matters if the food you are putting on the plate is not correct for human physiology. Your body will never get the proper "full" signal when you are dinning on the wrong foods which tend to trick or bypass our signalling systems. Sure you can mentally influence your eating but it truly sounds like a lot of work when really it is not necessary. When humans eat the right foods they automatically get the signal to stop eating when they are properly full. The size of the plate will have no influence or effect. But when improper foods are consumed, the signal is never sent and the person will continue to overeat.

The only way to ensure long-term health and dietary success is to get on the diet which we were designed to eat. Otherwise, you will never truly have control of your health and weight.

Bill Kranker


07/27/2012 - 9:47am

I saw a lot of useful articles over here and i am impressed. I would like to relate my experience. I was overweight due to work.Just imagine working from morning to night and eating those unhealthy stuff like pizza,chinese food etc. I decided i had enough of these nonsense and pick myself up. I read various website and formulated my own diet and work out exercise.It was tough initially but i persisted. I cut down my intake on those oily food(but i still enjoy them!), step up my gym workout and bought some natural slimming tea from this site called haroldwilsonhealthcare.After some months,it paid off and i lost around 10 pounds.I regained my self confidence and ha ha great sex with wife.So it takes some hard work and a great slimming tea to acheive result.For those who are in the process,persist!


09/08/2012 - 10:37pm

Maybe the dietitians ate more because they just wanted to.


07/01/2013 - 1:13pm

Maybe the dietitians just wanted more. :)


07/01/2013 - 1:15pm

small meals every 2 and half , to 3 hrs daily,..


07/01/2013 - 1:46pm

As registered dietitian, I want to say that i spoke to my co-workers about this and we all agreed: we KNOW what a portion size is but we know how to treat ourselves and fit it into our lifestyles. Maybe they ate healthy all day, maybe they wanted a larger portion of ice cream because they normally don't eat it, maybe they were living life like we all should: Eating healthy 95% of the time and exercising and knowing that when they do want to eat an extra portion if ice cream, they can have. it. This article was very insulting.


07/03/2013 - 9:11am

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