Portions or ingredients more important for weight loss?

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Question from Lydia: What's more important if you want to keep the weight off — portions or ingredients?
Answers - Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. I think they're equal. And again, looking at the whole dietary pattern, which includes ingredients and portion sizes. So I think they both need to be taken into account. But if you're at a party where you don't know the ingredients, you only have control over the portion size.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Nutrition Through the Holidays featured Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. and Larissa Korde, M.D., M.P.H. answering your questions about what and how much to eat when holiday treats abound.

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