Traditionally when eating out in Spain food is served in tapas, which are small portions to share with guests. This is much similar to traditional Greece food consumption. Eating small portions of various types of food fulfills your pallet and slows you down from inhaling an entire plate of food, this allows you to notice the full feeling and know to stop eating.
Spain cuisine consists mainly of seafood, vegetables, and olive oil. All great for your health and waist line!
Next time you are at your favorite Spanish restaurant go for the cancer-fighting, antioxidant and lycoene rich gazpacho or the paella (seafood, rice and veggies). Just watch the American extra large portion. Be sure to avoid sausage dishes and fried items (even if they are in small portions)!!