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From fried chicken to fish & chips, here are the perfect portion sizes for Britain’s favourite takeaways according to health chiefs

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.

Pizza

© 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

Fried chicken

© 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
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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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