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Portion control is crucial if you’re trying to lose pounds.
Maintaining the amount you eat is crucial whether you’re trying to drop pounds, consume a balanced diet or maintain a healthy weight, says Serena Poon, a nutritionist and celebrity chef based in Santa Monica, California. She’s also the founder of Just Add Water, a wellness line of super nutrient foods and supplements.
“Understanding portion sizes is a key to eating a balanced diet,” Poon says.
Depending on your age, gender and physical activity level, many nutrition experts recommend a daily macronutrient breakdown in this range:
- Carbohydrates: 45%-65%.
- Protein: 10%-35%.
- Fat: 20%-30%.