Reader question… “I am wondering how all of you handle serving sizes at meal times? Do any of you actually follow the recommended servings per day when the family is served; and if so, how do you serve up the meal? Do you plate it up and then bring it to the table or do you let everyone serve themselves? What about seconds for family members without weight problems? I come from a family that has always been very overweight and my husband is also now very overweight. I really believe that the answer to the problem is to just eat smaller portions and concentrate on eating healthier, balanced meals. I am concerned about our children’s eating habits… I want them to learn good habits for a lifetime but it has been confusing for me as to how to actually accomplish this. How often do you serve treats and deserts to your family? And again, when you do, do you only serve one serving for each person or just how does that work? Our kids love junk food and sweets… and so do we… I know that we must eat a lot less of these things… or do we have to eliminate them completely? Again… I think that the answer is to limit them… but I have no idea what ‘occasionally’ means. How often do you serve dessert, and how often do you have stuff like popcorn and the ‘occasional bag of chips’? I guess this sounds stupid to most of you without any food and weight issues… but it is a big problem for those of us who do. I really would appreciate your input!!! I guess I am just wondering how ‘normal, thin people’ eat!! Help!! And thank-you!!!” –Anna
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