The Lifesum Guide to Portion Size

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While I’ve never necessarily been extremely overweight, or had any kind of eating disorder, I’ve definitely always had a somewhat complicated relationship with food when it comes to knowing how much to eat.

I grew up with fairly large portion sizes at home, and we always had to finish whatever was on our plate. My parents meant well, obviously, but it meant that I grew up eating a lot. When I was younger, this was fine because I had teenage metabolism, but as I’ve grown older and I inch closer and closer to my thirties, my metabolism has slowed, and I’ve actually noticed that I don’t feel all that great after meals where I’ve eaten too much (what a shocker!).

With all that said, I thought it might be helpful to put together a guide that shows you roughly how much you should be eating in your meals, along with practical ways to eyeball it (because none of us want to carry around measuring cups, although you know, why not? You do you!).


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