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Health Tip: Watch Portion Sizes While Traveling

Pack your own snacks

(HealthDay News) -- Controlling portion sizes is essential for controlling calorie consumption. But that can be difficult when you're on the road.

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases recommends:

  • Fill a small cooler with healthy travel snacks, such as cut vegetables and fruit, bottled water and low- or no-fat yogurt.
  • Pack small, individual portions of dried fruit, seeds and nuts.
  • When you stop for food, look for a restaurant with healthier fare, such as salads, grilled or steamed entrees or vegetables.
  • Skip soft drinks in favor of low- or no-fat milk.
  • When you indulge in a higher-fat food, such as fries or pizza, order a smaller size.
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