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DOWNSIZE ME

An indication that switching to smaller portions may be easier than we think… In an experiment by scientists at the University of Liverpool, diners who were served smaller lunch portions on just one day went on to choose smaller portions when serving themselves the next. What’s more, when shown photos of meals up to a week later and asked to pick out which were the ‘right’ size, those who had been served smaller portions in the experiment pointed to the smaller sizes. This suggests downsizing home-cooked and processed foods could fairly rapidly reset expectations, lower calorie intakes and may also play a useful role in stimulating weight loss without actively trying to diet.

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We put the record straight on carbs (yes, you can and should eat them if you want to lose weight) - with our expert guide on choosing the right types and making clever swaps. We've also got everything you need for a healthy holiday, from time-saving beauty hacks to help you look and feel great while you're away to a rundown of the healthcare apps to trust. And our easy, light, delicious recipes will help you make the most of those warm summer evenings with friends…