WHAT’S A HEALTHY PORTION?
SURE, THESE FOODS ARE GOOD FOR YOU, BUT IN MODERATION. READ ON TO SEE IF YOU’RE EATING THE RIGHT-SIZED SERVE. BY Judy Davie
any people ensure that they get at least five serves of vegies and two serves of fruit each day. They eat wholegrain carbohydrates, lean proteins and low-fat dairy whenever possible, and only ever eat good fats. So why are they still carrying around extra kilograms? Lack of exercise is one reason, but in today’s society, where portion sizes are getting larger and larger, another likely reason is that they are simply having too much of a good thing. For protein, iron and zinc, a good steak takes some beating, but it is easy and tempting to eat too much. With a healthy portion of steak you can afford to buy the best meat possible. This eye fillet is the best that money can buy and you don’t need to eat much to appreciate its quality and flavour. It’s lean, tender and a perfect choice for anyone trying to manage their weight. A healthy portion of steak should be about the size of a palm. Bigger is not always better and, while it might be tempting to fill your plate with a large steak, it comes at the price of a whole lot of extra kilojoules and saturated fat. Trim off the fat, cut the steak in half and fill the rest of your plate with vegetables. You’ll feel satisfied and will be making sure you get your five serves of vegies a day.