Half-Time Show: A Simple Way to Cut Calories

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When it comes to the obesity crisis, it's hard to deny that a lack of portion control is a huge part of the problem. In this super-sized society, we wrongly believe that bigger is better and the more, the merrier. But most experts agree it's portion distortion that's making Americans fat.

And some of the biggest purveyors of these piggish platters are your favorite restaurants. A study conducted by Clemson University surveyed 300 chefs and found major discrepancies between serving sizes of the USDA and those served to patrons. A pasta serving is supposed to be one ounce; however, many chefs serve six to eight times that. As for steaks, they weigh in at a whopping 12 ounces instead of the suggested 5.5 ounces.