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The Portion Distortion Guide

A List of Serving Sizes


3/9/2008 4:46:06 PM

KMHURD's SparkPage
I was JUST discussing this with my husband. How timely! He was concerned about all the recommended servings of fruits, veggies, carbs, etc and this explains how a serving is very different than a portion. GREAT article! Very needed-
2/26/2008 12:34:23 PM

TIMNAH's SparkPage
My husband cooks for both of us most of the time, and he is great about divvying up the food into portion sizes. I think he needs a little reeducation about how big a portion size actually is, though. I'm printing this off and putting it on the fridge so we can both see it.
2/26/2008 10:07:13 AM

BYRDSTAR's SparkPage
The very best tip I got from phase two is to pre-measure all my foods for the week. I shop, dice and chop all the fresh veggies as I'm putting my marketing away, portion out the individual servings into portable containers and I'm all set for my meals. This helps so much with taking lunch, having a ready breakfast, and fast dinner prep after work. Also, I am less tempted to stray from the healthy foods since they are just sitting there ready to go. And, I might not have fresh veggies like cauliflower, green peppers, carrots, etc. if they weren't already chopped and ready to be tossed into recipes.
2/21/2008 8:43:39 AM

it really worries me how off i was on my portion sizes. Now trying to get back down to those is going to leave me wanting more....well i guess it's time to add another goal!!
2/20/2008 3:22:09 PM

DI2008's SparkPage
This is really a big help. Still, I can't imagine only eating 3-4 little dice size cubes of cheese,lol. Gotta watch those portions sizes!
I agree with the problems of the nutrition labels being based on a 2,000 calorie diet. How do we adjust this to out calorie allowances? I'm going to post this question and see what happens.
2/11/2008 8:37:14 AM

Great article. I am printing it off and will carry it with me and put it up in my kitchen. I need to have it on hand when I make meals for me and for my family. I've been eating enough for my entire family..OMG.
2/7/2008 8:26:16 PM

ME4CAM's SparkPage
I had no idea what a real portion is . OMG.. I thought I did.. I was way off !!
I have printed this up and I am going to really study it.
Thank you for this article !!
2/6/2008 11:41:13 AM

I thought I was hungry because I was not eating enough... I am hungry because my portion sizes were way "out to lunch" and not in a good way...LOL ... I will be printing this out to help me portion control my food.. Thanks
1/30/2008 8:55:31 AM

TATERBUG1432's SparkPage
Thanks so much for this information. I havd printed it off and it is going with me everywhere I go. I hope to never over eat again.
1/28/2008 1:40:41 PM

I'm a doof when it comes to math, so for my goals (not over 1500 cal at the moment) I'm a bit lost when looking at those 2000 cal guidelines! Hopefully going by actual size will help me make some better decisions. Here's to stage 2!
1/28/2008 10:21:34 AM

I need to join a "clean you plate syndrome" group!
1/24/2008 7:38:07 PM

SHELLEE1204's SparkPage
glad im not alone with the clean you plate syndrome. This helps alot to know the portion sizes especially with a bowl of cereal.
1/21/2008 6:27:39 AM

ACACIA21's SparkPage
this is a BIG help to me.
1/11/2008 6:23:16 PM

I kinda thought they were similar too.. I know baseballs are a bit larger, but still...
12/30/2007 7:27:35 PM

I thought a billiard ball and a baseball were about the same size. I obviously need to go look at them again.

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