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Dining out? You're probably eating for two

Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

(WFLX) - Shocking information about restaurant meal portions. Chances are you're dining for two.

The food police measured up portion sizes at popular restaurants and discovered that we are being over-served. In fact, portions are at least two times bigger than the governments definition of a serving.

Most dinner-sized pasta dishes are three and a half cups and 840 calories. A serving should be only one cup.

And we've all seen them on the menu. Those 14 ounce steaks, but, according to the USDA, a single serving of meat is really only four ounces!

So if you want to maintain a healthy caloric intake, split your meals with someone else -- it'll save you money and calories.

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