Forget low fat foods and dieting — if you're trying to lose weight your biggest hurdle may be the size of what you're eating. And food manufacturers aren't doing much to help the situation.
Choice is calling for a change in labelling laws so clear portion sizes are printed on the front of all food packaging.
Nutritionist Karen Beck has revealed just how confusing food labels can be, especially when our food portions are distorted.
So how much should we be eating? Here are a few tips from Karen so you don't eat more than you need:
— Measure out your cereal into the bowl.
— Use the palm of your hand as a guide for meat portions.
— Read the label very carefully on sweet tooth items.