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The Portion Distortion Guide

A List of Serving Sizes


4/27/2016 12:23:15 PM

Very helpful info....referring again to this morning even. However, I tend not to agree with recommended servings. Especially on 6-11 servings of grains. I know we need fiber, but that's a lot of dense carbs and I eat lots of veggies instead. I agree with another member that veggies and grains should be switched. in addition, could also up the meat/bean intake to ensure we get enough protein and vitamins. I've read we should at least get in 25 grams of protein per meal or around 80 grams a day. Give or take, based on male/female and body mass. Anywhoo...just my humble opinions. Thanks again SP for the great tips.
4/17/2016 7:15:53 PM

I've noticed several recipes that call for 1 oz. of pasta. Is that 1/2 cup or less?
3/22/2016 8:38:50 AM

This article was just what I needed to learn for today. Portion control has always been a problem. I get hungry and then want to eat until I am full. I do better when I eat less but I cannot seem to know by instinct what is enough! I printed out the article and plan to cut out the charts and post to refrigerator since I seem to have a relationship with my refrigerator on a daily basis (lol). Thank you Coach Nicole for all your help in Portion Control. Will study and use.
3/14/2016 10:14:11 AM

GMARIE9999's SparkPage
I like the sizing examples, but I find the scale works best for me. However, I DO try to remember those sizing examples when I eat out!
3/13/2016 3:34:27 AM

GREBJACK's SparkPage
So how many servings in a cantaloupe?
3/10/2016 7:56:13 AM

JALISSEP147's SparkPage
I struggle with portions and love SPs real life examples. A baseball is a better visual then a weight on a scale for me.
3/2/2016 7:52:43 PM

I am doing much better now I am using a scale
2/16/2016 9:53:43 PM

I use measuring devices all the time including a scale or I would definitely under estimate the oz and TB or tsp of what I am using.
2/1/2016 9:09:49 AM

KACYS68's SparkPage
Great information! I definitely have portion distortion. A deck of cards for meat?(yikkes) I will be much more mindful on my portion size, I wonder if a food scale would help? Have a great da,y Sparkers!
1/25/2016 6:56:12 PM

JMARIES51's SparkPage
I have to use the measuring devices otherwise I either over estimate on some foods and underestimate on others.
1/25/2016 5:00:22 PM

CURVAS20's SparkPage
I struggle with this... sometimes it is hard to decipher how much are things that I eat.
1/25/2016 1:54:40 PM

ALLRONIX's SparkPage
Any tabletop gamer would have problems with "one dice" or "two dice," as we've got dice in every size, shape, and material (and Crown Royal bags are excellent for carrying them).
1/25/2016 8:28:15 AM

HOLLIOLA's SparkPage
Portion size makes a big difference. When I started measuring my portions, I realized how much I was over eating. I also feel satisfied and not hugry fast when I eat a wholesome meal.
1/25/2016 8:21:10 AM

DAP1313's SparkPage
I bought a few measuring cups at Dollar Tree, and now I have no excuse not to measure out my foods. They only cost a dollar and I can leave them in cereal say so I don't have to hunt down the right measurement.
1/22/2016 3:25:58 PM

ZEBARASHID123's SparkPage
Thank you for guiding us how to measure the portion which is very much help full to learn how much we required as a portion to help in weight lose. Regards. Zeba Rashid

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