Whether at home or eating out, it’s all too easy to suffer from “portion distortion”. Even the size of our dinner plates can make a difference. Back in the ’60s, the diameter of the average plate was about 25cm, yet today it’s more like 30cm. According to studies, that can mean a hefty hike in helping size of 60 to 100 per cent. Gulp!  

By paying close attention, you can keep your portions balanced and eat more moderately. Make the simple serving checks here a part of your regular routine and, over time, they’ll start to feel like second nature.

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