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The Portion Distortion Guide

A List of Serving Sizes


5/9/2008 6:33:31 PM

KOLSON's SparkPage
Looking at nutrition labels on packages, I think some "serving sizes" are based on numbers not reality. Reduce the size of a "serving" and the amount of fat goes down. But, what is "normal" use is a much larger portion. I think there's a numbers game afoot.
4/26/2008 9:15:42 AM

I've bookmarked this--I used to have actual pictures to show what the correct portions looked like, but this is really good. Thanks for the help.

4/21/2008 10:50:30 AM

CRZYLLAMA71's SparkPage
This brings reality into a easily measurable existance
4/15/2008 12:36:48 PM

This hit the nail on the head for me! PORTION control has always been my challenge. I've been conditioned to over-sized portions.
4/15/2008 9:49:27 AM

This is GREAT to have as a visual! Posted to the fridge! Stage 2 in the plan really gives you some great tools.
4/15/2008 4:53:02 AM

SKINNYLIZ87's SparkPage
wow! - how many eyes would be open if they read this. This really puts things in perspective, and really lets us see that what we think is one serving is really probably about 2 or even 3 - thank you for a really informative article.
4/13/2008 10:42:56 PM

DUNCAN07's SparkPage
This is really helpful,I printed it and stuck it on my icebox as a helper when I need to figure out serving size. Thanks
4/12/2008 8:18:02 AM

This is great!!! This will help me a lot in keeping in line with my food amounts
4/8/2008 6:45:36 PM

This article really makes it easy to figure out how much I should be eating. Thank You!
4/3/2008 1:11:50 PM

I am also grateful for this article. I also printed it and posted it on the frig. I do wish though that there was a place for salad portion. Maybe I am just missing on how to use the chart.
4/2/2008 10:47:00 AM

MYMARIA1's SparkPage
This article is exactly what I was looking for. This makes it much easier to record my calories, thanks!
3/26/2008 4:02:38 PM

Wow, this really makes it simple to "measure" your portions if you're away from a measuring device.
3/22/2008 4:58:46 PM

JIBBIE49's SparkPage
Great article.
3/19/2008 9:38:26 AM

SPWOODY's SparkPage
This article is very helpful. I'm amazed at how much I miscalulcated portion sizes.
3/18/2008 5:27:26 PM

Portion control is what I have to watch all the time. If I don't, the servings slowly become a little bigger, and a little bigger! My husband and I had a 1/2 cp. portion of sugar free ice cream the other night. His bowl was 3 times the size of mine. I ask him if he measured his bowl, he grinned and said yes... He piled his serving up in the measuring cup! Ack!! My eyes are bigger then my tummy, and it may always be that way. So I measure.

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