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Wedges: Not a Dieter's Friend

Wedges: Not a Dieter's Friend

Recent research from The University of Tennessee has found that people have a hard time estimating the portion sizes of wedge-shaped foods like pizza, pie and cake. Even when given a special wedge measuring device, the people in the study still had a hard time estimating the size.

In light of this, it would seem wise to stick to non-wedge shaped foods or ask that your pizza be cut into squares instead of wedges. Make cupcakes and mini pastries instead of cakes and pies. I can't believe I am even saying this but cut cheeses and quiches into squares. I know it seems odd but it's still the same food, no matter how it's cut. This way you'll be a lot more apt to be able to judge the portion size of what you're eating.

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SU3 SU3 9 years
LOL wackdoodle - let us know how it turns out! :)
llendril llendril 9 years
it might be a little cumbersome, wackdoodle, but go for it! lol
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
I learned this about three years ago in Nutrition Class. That was when I just gave up on pizza and pie and all wedge shaped items. Our perception is just so wacky on this shape I just want to care my digital food scale everywhere. Would that be wrong - carrying the digital scale everywhere to measure out portions?
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