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A new survey conducted by the British Nutrition Foundation has found that four in 10 British adults finish everything on their plates even if they are already feeling full.
The survey found that around 41% of adults normally finish everything on their plates even if they were feeling satisfied. Of those who were surveyed around 51% of men and 31% of women said that they cleared their plates. In contrast to this around 37% of women and 24% of men said that they would leave food on their plates if they felt full whilst eating.
The research also revealed that around 80% of adults say that they have portion sizes on their minds at least some of the time when preparing or serving meals. Around 23% of those surveyed advised that their portion sizes were determined on how they felt with a further 36% letting their mood dictate portion sizes of treats such as chocolate or crisps. Just 12% of adults mentioned having ‘smaller' portions that provided around 100 calories when having less healthy snacks.
Sara Stanner, Science Director for the British Nutrition Foundation, said, “With most UK adults overweight or obese, it’s concerning that people may not be controlling the portion sizes of the foods, meals or snacks they eat. A balanced diet is about both what you eat and how much you consume, and understanding sensible portion sizes is a key piece of the puzzle in putting healthy eating into practice.”
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