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8 Tips for Controlling Portion Sizes

Learning what a portion size actually is and consuming that amount is tricky. Here's how to get started.

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Why portion control matters

When you have type 2 diabetes, you need to gauge portion sizes correctly, so you know how many calories and carbohydrates you're taking in and how they will affect your blood sugar.

Learning what a portion size actually is—and eating that amount—is tricky.

People are notoriously bad at estimating what, say, a cup of breakfast cereal looks like.

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