Thursday, January 4, 2007

5 Easy Ways To Control Your Portions

(NAPSI)-I was no exception when it came to gaining the "freshman 15." It took me several years to lose the weight on a program that is based on portion sizes. Even today, I automatically think about portion size whenever I eat.

Portion control is essential for maintaining a healthy weight, but controlling portions can be hard to do. Dr. Barbara Rolls, a Penn State University researcher and author of "The Volumetrics Eating Plan," shares her favorite methods for controlling how much to eat:

1. Choose foods with a high water content, such as fruits, vegetables, broth-based soups, low-fat milk and yogurt, and a flakelike cereal served with milk. You can enjoy a bigger portion because high-water foods are relatively low in calories. Read more

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