Cooking and preparing food for the Care recipient (cr) can be challenging for many caregivers it is critical that the cr eat healthy portions of food a healthy body weight is key to reducing the risk of heart disease reducing portion sizes is a significant part of maintaining a healthy weight the following are tips for managing correct portion sizes

Try: Understand serving sizes a serving size is a specific amount of food defined by common measurements such as cups ounces or pieces healthy serving sizes may be a lot smaller than what the cr is used to eating you will need to use measuring cups spoons and a food scale to judge measuring sizes learn from practice once you have a better idea of what a serving should be you can estimate portions when needed use common objects for reference for example a serving size of pasta is about the size of a fist beware of restaurant portions portions served in restaurants are often more than anyone needs use the extra food for leftovers or split it with the cr

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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