Por­tion Dis­tor­tion

Men's Health (Singapore) - - BULLETINS -

That jumbo slice of pizza is more than one serv­ing, but try telling that to a hun­gry guy. We tend to over­es­ti­mate true por­tion sizes, es­pe­cially for cer­tain foods, a new study in the jour­nal Ap­petite shows. Ice cream is by far the food caus­ing the most havoc, with eaters re­port­ing, on av­er­age, con­sum­ing more than two por­tions less than they ac­tu­ally did. Whole milk and hot choco­late – with a one-por­tion per­ceived dif­fer­ence for each – were the next big­gest cul­prits. If you’re go­ing on a diet, turn to salad and nuts. Peo­ple who con­sumed th­ese thought they had eaten more than their fair share, which also im­plies that th­ese healthy foods give you the sa­ti­ated feel­ing faster.

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