Nutrition and fitness expert Janet Bond Brill, PhD, RDN, FAND, LDN, cautions that American food portions are too large, leading to obesity and heart disease. “Super-sizing” meal portions is a common practice in this country. In order to address this concern, she believes that we need to examine and change the culture around food and eating. Rather than eating gigantic proportions on the go, Dr. Bond Brill suggests taking a more leisurely approach to preparing and consuming meals, with an emphasis on eating smaller portions more frequently. Finally, she warns that restaurant portions are almost always too large and suggests splitting an entrée with another person or just ordering appetizers.

Visit Dr. Bond Brill’s website or purchase her latest book, Cholesterol Down.