Guide to 'Re-Seeing' How Much You Eat
How Much Is Too Much?

How Much Is Too Much?

In the 1980s, more than shoulder pads and hair got bigger—so did serving sizes. Today, we live in a world of supersized, biggie-gulped, never-ending pasta bowls that have left many of us unable to even recognize what a normal portion size really looks like.

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