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

Sunday Herald Sun - Body and Soul - - WEIGHT LOSS -

STEAK

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.

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