Interesting newsbit linked from the Health and Fitness Blog re portion control. Apparently, researches have found that “people tend to eat more if they are served more. Be very conscious of this fact when dishing up plates for you and your family, particularly your children.”
In other words, if you are given a larger portion, you will eat more. Even if you aren’t hungry, or aren’t particularly enthused about what you are eating. This automatically means it’s not a good idea to eat out at chain restaurants, since most chains are going with bigger and bigger portion sizes.
I must store this bit of information somewhere easily accessible.