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Portion Perspective: Tips for Helping You Take Control

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(Family Features) - Portion control is one part of maintaining a healthy, balanced diet and lifestyle. But between the ever-increasing size of meals these days and trying to juggle an on-the-go schedule, taking control of what and how much you're eating can sometimes be tough.

Of course, it doesn't have to be! Try these easy tips for keeping your portions in check, no matter where you're eating.

Eating Out.  Ask for a to-go box when you order your meal out, then put at least half of your dish in it - before you even take a bite! Not only will it stretch your dining dollar since you've just given yourself leftovers to enjoy the next day, but you'll save calories, too.

Eating In.  When enjoying a meal at home, have each person make their plate of food and then sit down to eat. Leaving the side dishes on the counter instead of bringing them to the table minimizes the chances that you and your family will be tempted by "seconds."

Eating On the Go.  Between carpools, pick-ups, after-school activities and sports, sensible snacking can sometimes take a backseat to your busy, on-the-go schedule. Stay on track with portable, pre-portioned and great-tasting 100 Calorie Packs from Nabisco. Among the latest additions to this line are Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs Honey Maid Delight Bars. Each chocolate flavored or cheesecake flavored bar contains 100 calories per single serving and does not contain high fructose corn syrup. Plus, they're a good source of fiber, with 3 grams per bar.

For more about the full line of Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs, including other tasty granola bars, visit www.100caloriepacks.com.


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