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5 ways to control portions on the go


4. Cook leftovers.

If a recipe says it makes four servings and there are just two of you dining, as soon as the dish is ready, put half aside—in two containers, of course, since you’re putting aside two servings—and you’ll have something to pack for work, and it’ll be just the right portion. If it’s a meat dish, it’ll be one serving of meat. If it’s a vegetable and rice casserole, think of it as half a serving of vegetables and half a serving of grains. Easy!

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Cynthia Dusseault
Cynthia Dusseault is a professional freelance writer with both a health and an education background. A former medical radiation technologist and elementary school teacher, she realized that no matter what she did, she was drawn to any task that involved writing, so she decided, over a decade ago, to write full-time. Since then, she has written for a variety of magazines and websites including Nursing PRN, National Review of Medicine, University Affairs, Your Health, Education Leaders Today, Today's Parent, Children's Playmate, and many more. She has written about topics such as asthma, genital herpes, circumcision, teleradiology, body art, learning disabilities and exercise trends, and she absolutely adores the fact that writing—particularly doing the research for the articles she writes—makes her a lifelong learner.

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