Serving size

People often consume entire containers of foods and beverages, wrongly assuming it is only one serving -- this is an easy way to over-consume calories! For example, a small package of pretzels that you would find in a deli can have as many as four servings in that little bag. You don’t have to limit yourself to one serving of the foods that you enjoy, but you do need to count the calories, carbohydrates and fat for all of the servings that you eat.

Serving size is an important in weight. Being overweight or obese contributes to elevated blood sugar levels. If you are overweight, even a modest reduction in weight can improve your blood sugar levels. Your physician or dietitian can help you determine a healthy calorie level for you.

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