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The Portion Distortion Guide

A List of Serving Sizes


1/13/2018 1:34:06 PM

1FARMER's SparkPage
I select appetizers on the menu if the restaurant won't let me order off the children's menu.
It works better for me then to order knowing the portions are going to be huge.
1/12/2018 7:11:34 PM

MSROZZIE's SparkPage
Excellent and very informative. Thank you!
1/12/2018 6:14:10 PM

LEE_PREVOS's SparkPage
GAG002. A pool table ball... smaller than your fist
1/12/2018 6:03:54 PM

Some of the examples are not relatable. Who knows what a billiard ball looks like?
1/12/2018 2:58:11 PM

AALLEY2's SparkPage
Balance is a challenge
1/12/2018 1:49:05 PM

That picture is scary. I used to be able to do that. :-(
1/12/2018 1:28:05 PM

FISHGUT3's SparkPage
1/12/2018 12:45:37 PM

MIYAMO's SparkPage
I try to weigh or measure everything. My hunger gets in the way of my visual. judgment.
1/12/2018 11:46:50 AM

GETULLY's SparkPage
restaurants have a lot to answer for with the amount of food they put on a plate! They are also slow to bring a box when you ask for it with your meal rather than waiting until the end of the meal.
1/12/2018 11:24:17 AM

2DAWN4's SparkPage
I know that a serving of cheese is the size of a dice but I have a hard time with that one. I just love cheese!
1/12/2018 10:30:06 AM

Very informative
1/12/2018 10:18:29 AM

I've seen my typical portion sizes shrink a lot since joining Sparkpeople. What I eat now is more realistic for my size and age.
1/12/2018 10:01:30 AM

J38850's SparkPage
I try to fix enough for two meals, that way I have it for dinner and then lunch the next day.
1/12/2018 7:34:05 AM

KRISZTA11's SparkPage
It is important to notice a Portion is not same as a Serving.
If one eats 3 meals a day, having the minimum 6 servings of grains means eating one cup (not half!) per meal (if divided evenly).
I often see dieters believe they should limit themselves to one portion per meal, which is of course miserably small, unsustainable and unhealthy.

I use my kitchen scale to measure all my food, except non-starchy vegetables, it helps me maintain my weight.
1/12/2018 7:13:48 AM

AQUAGIRL08's SparkPage
Thank you!

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