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Restaurant steak dinner vs. one with proper portions
Previous Next 2 of 5 Typical restaurant-style steak dinner

Look familiar? This typical restaurant-style meal (pictured at left) offers only — meat and starch — in oversized portions. It adds up to around 1,500 calories. It's also served on a too-large dinner plate.

The photo on the right shows a steak dinner that offers more variety and more-appropriate portions. Note that the steak takes up only a fourth of the plate, same with the brown rice. The rest of the plate is filled with vegetables. Even after adding fruit, salad and skim milk, the whole meal is still less than 500 calories.

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