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    Question 1/7

    A slice of pizza should be about the size of:

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    Answer 1/7

    A slice of pizza should be about the size of:

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    Without knowing the size of a healthy portion, it's easy to eat more than you realize or need. Big slices of pizza mean you could be getting lots of unhealthy saturated fats from too much cheese and non-lean meats.

    You don't have to banish pizza -- no food has to be off limits. Just eat a reasonable amount (and don't make pizza an everyday snack). When you can eyeball a healthy portion size, it’s so much easier to know how much to eat.

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    Question 2/7

    A typical order of fries 20 years ago was 210 calories. How many calories are usually in a serving today?

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    Answer 2/7

    A typical order of fries 20 years ago was 210 calories. How many calories are usually in a serving today?

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    Most restaurants have started serving bigger portions over time. While it may seem like "getting more for you money" is good, your mind can trick you into eating more than your body needs.

    If you’re an active teen guy, you need up to 3,200 calories per day. Active teen girls need up to 2,400. (Not active? You need 2,000-2,600.) When you get 610 of those calories from fries, you leave less room for more nutritious foods.

    So keep in mind: A reasonable portion of fries is about the size of a baseball, or 10 fries.

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    Question 3/7

    What size serving of nuts makes for a healthy snack? 

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    Answer 3/7

    What size serving of nuts makes for a healthy snack? 

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    Nuts can be a great snack. They have healthy fats and protein, which can help keep hunger away until your next meal. Just don't go overboard. A serving size of most nuts is 1/4 cup -- about the size of a golf ball. For almonds, 1 serving is about 23-25 nuts.

    But don't think you have to count every time. Do it once so you get the idea of what a serving looks like in your hand. Then do a spot check every once in a while to help you keep your portions sizes healthy.

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    Question 4/7

    If you ordered a movie popcorn in the early 1990s, you would have gotten about 5 cups. How big is a typical movie theater popcorn portion today?

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    Answer 4/7

    If you ordered a movie popcorn in the early 1990s, you would have gotten about 5 cups. How big is a typical movie theater popcorn portion today?

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    That’s more than double the size of 20 years ago! A serving of popcorn is actually 1 cup, about the size of a baseball -- that's a couple of handfuls. So the average medium movie theater popcorn has 11 servings. Talk about extreme eats!

    To avoid overeating, share a bag with friends and cut your portion down to just a few servings. And remember, the healthiest popcorn is plain (no butter or salt).

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    Question 5/7

    How many potato chips make up one serving?

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    Answer 5/7

    How many potato chips make up one serving?

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    Sometimes even a small package of food holds more than one serving. So when you think you're eating right, you could be eating two or more servings -- and double the calories, unhealthy fats, and salt. To know for sure, look near the top of the Nutrition Facts panel. You'll see serving size and, below that, "Servings per Container." Be good to your body and dish out just one serving.

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    Question 6/7

    How big should a chocolate chip cookie be? About the size of:

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    How big should a chocolate chip cookie be? About the size of:

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    If you reach for a handful of cookies, beware. Having just one is a better choice. Just make sure it’s about as wide as a soda can or water bottle. Some over-sized cookies sold today can have four times the calories and unhealthy saturated and trans fats of a reasonably sized cookie.

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    Question 7/7

    A king-size candy bar is meant for:

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    Answer 7/7

    A king-size candy bar is meant for:

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    A king-size bar or treat that comes with two pieces in a package is meant for sharing. Plus, a king-size package can have up to 555 calories -- more than 25% of your daily calories in one snack. That's too much, considering that a candy bar doesn't give you many healthy nutrients and won't keep you energized for long.

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    Snack on! You're savvy about what a reasonable snack portion is and what's just too much. Woo hoo!

    Not bad. Seems like you know something about keeping snack portions in check and learned some, too. Remember, when in doubt, check out labels and chose smaller portions.

    Yikes, we get served up snacks that are a lot bigger than you think! Good thing you now know about some of the extreme foods out there.

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