HEALTH bosses have declared war on our takeaways, telling us to go small on portion sizes.
We revealed yesterday how chippies are using smaller boxes for fish suppers – with space for around 15 fewer chips and a third less cod – to reduce the meal calorie count by about 1,000.
© 2019 Richard Walker/ ImageNorth The Sun's Kate Jackson with the normal and advised portion of pizza
Public Health England recommends eating around 600 calories for a main meal.
Here, Sun nutritionist Amanda Ursell shows what that looks like on your takeaway plate.
© 2019 Richard Walker/ ImageNorth Brits will typically consume 1,204 calories when eating a 'normal' portion of pizza from a takeaway
© 2019 Richard Walker/ ImageNorth However, this is how much takeaway pizza you should be eating for dinner under Public Health England guidelines
Sweet & sour chicken
© 2019 Richard Walker/ ImageNorth A typical portion of sweet & sour chicken contains 1,364 calories
© 2019 Richard Walker/ ImageNorth This advised portion only have 561 calories
Chicken tikka masala
© 2019 Richard Walker/ ImageNorth Indian takeaway favourite chicken tikka masala contains around 1,705 calories
© 2019 Richard Walker/ ImageNorth This is how your portion should look so it's 618 calories
Fish & chips
© 2019 Richard Walker/ ImageNorth Fish & chips, one of Brits' favourite meals, contains a whopping 1,583 calories from the takeaway
© 2019 Richard Walker/ ImageNorth Opt for a smaller portion like this, which is only 672 calories, to meet official guidelines
© 2019 Richard Walker/ ImageNorth Fried chicken from the takeaway, including fries, coleslaw and beans, contains 1,442 calories
© 2019 Richard Walker/ ImageNorth This is what your takeaway chicken dinner is advised to look like at 673 calories
Burger & chips
© 2019 Richard Walker/ ImageNorth A normal portion of burgers & chips with onion rings packs 1,171 calories
© 2019 Richard Walker/ ImageNorth By cutting back on the portion size like this, you'll only consume 614 calories
SWAP CHIPS FOR SALAD
SUN nutritionist Amanda says: “For 30 years, portion sizes everywhere have kept increasing and it’s no surprise our waists have too.” Here are her tips for downsizing:
- FEWER chips. Fill the space on plate with veg.
- SHARE rice or naan between two, add salad.
- NEVER supersize a meal. Staff are trained to tempt you into it.
- EAT slowly. It does help you feel fuller sooner.
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