The Movable Feast

Selecting the Right Portion Size and Feeling Full
Nov 29, 2016 9:35 AM ET
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“I defy you to agitate any fellow with a full stomach,” wrote the English writer William Cobbett. While a full stomach feels good, what is less clear is how much food we need to eat to reach this state, given that people still eat when they feel satisfied. What is a ‘portion’ or a serving? It is an unspecified amount of food that someone decides you should eat. Who is this ‘someone’?

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