Tricks For Cutting Calories, Costs

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Restaurant portions have gotten bigger... and so have our waistlines. Frequent your local eatery and you'll quickly find you got more than you bargained for, or actually needed. Restaurant portions are the ultimate diet trap. Those pasta portions are often enough to feed a family of four. Most portions of meat, chicken or fish should be about three to four ounces. However, it isn't uncommon for a serving of steak to weigh in at upwards of eight ounces. Also take into account the serving sizes of most starches like pasta and rice. A typical serving should be about 1 ounce or 1/2 cup. So if you're consuming two to three cups you're overdoing it by a lot. One half a cup of pasta is 100 calories. Going over by one cup can cost you more than 200 calories. There are steps you can take to trim the fat from your entrée. We're talking about saving both calories and cost.