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The Portion Distortion Guide

A List of Serving Sizes


1/6/2009 11:42:19 AM

GREAT article. The servings charts are very useful and I've definitely saved this to my favorites!
1/3/2009 8:08:19 AM

IRISH49's SparkPage
I thought I was "eyeballing" correctly and eating appropriate portions. But when I actually measured, I was consistently 200-500 calories over every day! This is a tremendous help.
1/3/2009 12:40:58 AM

CINDYZC's SparkPage
thank you very much for this. it will help me in my life.
1/2/2009 8:00:06 AM

I bought Ziploc containers in all the right sizes, and those are helping me GREATLY. I also dragged out my kitchen scale, the one I used only for putting up garden produce. Now I weigh more of my portions...sometimes an ounce of whole-grain bread is smaller than a slice of Cuban. And it's easier for me to cook a chicken quarter, then pull off the meat and weigh it; I know exactly how much I'm eating. Yeah, it's some extra work, but my new body will be worth every extra minute.
12/26/2008 10:45:39 AM

Thank you for posting this!!!
12/15/2008 9:57:03 PM

Love to have a cheat sheet that would fit in my wallet!
12/12/2008 5:01:59 PM

What an eye-opener (and mouth-closer!)!! I like the definitions of "portion" and "serving" makes it a lot easier to stay on track. Thanks SP!!
12/3/2008 9:34:10 AM

I wish the nutrition guidelines we had here had those portions. I have to go back in and re enter 'beans' for example; all they have is 1 cup measurements. And.... a lot of items are listed in grams instead of cups. How many of us have 'grams' measurements handy when we are dishing up our foods?
11/30/2008 4:07:48 PM

This article really opened my yeas on portion size. This is a big part of the answer to why so many people are obese.
10/28/2008 10:09:37 AM

I've learned so much about my horrible eating habits here. No wonder I was always failing. I was overeating all the time!
10/27/2008 8:30:13 PM

MOB8/2009's SparkPage
I didn't have a clue how big a "portion" was so this article was a must-print for me!
10/20/2008 6:02:01 PM

Thanks so much for the info.
8/22/2008 9:21:00 AM

PENKASE's SparkPage
I just love this website. It is loaded with so much useful information. I was looking for something I could print out to educate me about portion sizes and voila I get this fantastic article! Sparkpeople is really the best!!
8/4/2008 7:54:20 PM

This information is perfect. In fact, I have referred to it so many times I strongly feel it should be accessible as part of the nutritional daily input.
7/31/2008 4:31:56 PM

C1N0512's SparkPage
This is the info that I need! Perfect!

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