Win Portion-Controlled Plates or Bowls from Wine-Trax

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By: , SparkPeople Blogger
11/25/2011 5:00 PM   :  48 comments   :  15,646 Views

Now that Thanksgiving is over, and we've celebrated for a day, it's time to get back on track, right?

An easy way to make sure you're not overserving yourself is to use plates that remind you about portion size, such as those by Wine-Trax.

~INDYGIRL reviewed the products earlier this year, and today we're giving some away. The company will give a set of bowls or plates to one lucky winner! (This is also a fun holiday gift, too.)

They say:
Your common-sense approach to simply elegant portion control.
Elegant clear glass dinnerware with frosted lines to indicate portions:

   Wine-Trax, the measuring wine glass
   - rings at 4-6-8 ounces  
   - universal glass shape suits all beverages

   Snack-Trax, the measuring snack bowl
   - frosted rings at 1/3, 2/3 & 1 cup
   - resealable plastic lid

   Meal-Trax, the measuring dinner plate
   - lines divide food groups for healthy food-group portions:
      1/2 plate for fruits & vegetables
      1/4 plate for lean protein
      1/4 plate for starches or whole grains.
 
To enter, click here! Be sure to read the rules. This contest will end exactly one week from today! Winners will be notified via email by dailySpark editor Stepfanie Romine.
 
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Comments

  • 48
    Eyeball...mine, yours and anyone else's plate at the table. I could really benefit with these healthy tools from Wine Trax to continue my lifestyle change with SparkPeople! - 12/1/2011   12:57:57 PM
  • DRMRS1
    47
    I generally eat what I enjoy (which is too much), I only desire that my rotten colon does a decent job to metabolize the food products! drmrs1 11/30/2011 - 11/30/2011   1:15:05 PM
  • 46
    I am diabetic and I have a food scale which needs replacing. I am gong to buy a new food scale. That plate set sure would make my life easier as I have to measure everything I put in my mouth. I am not good at estimating amounts of food. Sure would like to have those plates. - 11/30/2011   9:24:52 AM
  • 45
    I bought myself a small diet scale (string balance). When I eat at home, I could weight my dishes and try to calculate the calories. - 11/28/2011   12:05:07 PM
  • 44
    I don't do well when I eyeball portions. Success means measuring and recording. - 11/28/2011   7:03:57 AM
  • 43
    I measure and weigh just about everything, but not for portion control. I'm not there yet. I measure to put in my tracker. I normally will have two portions of protein, and 3-4 of vegetables for dinner. I have a way to go before worrying about portion size. - 11/27/2011   11:56:48 PM
  • 42
    I measure and weight everything as I am on very strict limitations but most recently potassium, sodium, protein and gluten...all based on health issues. It is working for me!!! - 11/27/2011   11:46:58 PM
  • THEBEANE
    41
    When I started measuring out my food portions a month ago, I was so surprised by how much I was overeating!!! Now I just use good-old-fashion measuring cups and spoons and some tricks I learned on spark people about meat portion sizes, etc. - 11/27/2011   9:50:26 PM
  • 40
    I love the idea! Sadly being in Canada I cannot enter :-( - 11/27/2011   5:43:32 PM
  • KCOLEGROVE
    39
    I eyeball it. I don't have the scales to weigh yet. - 11/27/2011   5:31:25 PM
  • 38
    I measure and weigh most of the time, but some things I just know now from having weighed them so many times. When I'm out I eyeball.
    These do sound like great tools. - 11/26/2011   11:41:23 PM
  • B00KWRM
    37
    Generally eyeball portions but am working on the habit of measuring as well. These Wine-Trax tools would be a wonderful addtion to help me enforce portion control. - 11/26/2011   10:22:48 PM
  • 36
    I measure and weigh. Winning these items would be a great tool for a diabetic, which I am. - 11/26/2011   10:03:10 PM
  • 35
    measure and weigh - 11/26/2011   8:39:29 PM
  • 34
    I found that when I measure I am able to get just the portion, not too much and not short changing myself. Dinner is the hardest meal for me. I Would greatly benefit from winning. - 11/26/2011   8:10:10 PM
  • 33
    measure & weigh 90% of the time! - 11/26/2011   6:48:26 PM
  • 32
    These are really cool tools ! - 11/26/2011   6:44:45 PM
  • 31
    I measure about 80% of my food/drink (by drink I mean wine). Sometimes, either I don't have the time, or I am someplace that I do not have access to a measuring cup. If I'm home, I almost always measure. - 11/26/2011   5:30:14 PM
  • AMS04161
    30
    ams04161 i would love to win this portion control dishes and plates so i can teach my niece adriana right amount of food to eat this would make me very happy to win something. - 11/26/2011   4:08:43 PM
  • 29
    I measure. I bought a cool scale from Costco, and my measuring cups, tbsp tsp are always in the drying rack, the never seem to make it into the drawer! - 11/26/2011   3:18:59 PM
  • K_RENEE
    28
    I measure when I can. I don't always have measuring cups/spoons with me so I have to eyeball if I'm not in my own kitchen. - 11/26/2011   2:50:55 PM
  • 27
    I have juvenile diabetes and use an insulin pump. I need to measure everything to determine insulin dosage. These dishes would help alot. - 11/26/2011   2:36:39 PM
  • 26
    I measure until I am sure I can eyeball. - 11/26/2011   1:30:08 PM
  • ILENEJ
    25
    I usually measure, unless it is in proportioned size already such as meat. If I am in a hurry I will eyeball. - 11/26/2011   12:50:13 PM
  • 24
    Mainly, I use the plate system....would love a set of these plates for better portion control. Maybe then I would get off this down & up 2 pound roller coaster that I've been on for more than a year...LOL.....Sure would love to win these plates!! - 11/26/2011   10:51:22 AM
  • VANANDEL
    23
    I often measure, but after awhile you get good at eye-balling it. However, I'll return to measuring often just to make sure! When I finally got my extra weight off, the most important thing was accurately tracking my food. It was a surprise how much I was really eating until I did that religiously. - 11/26/2011   10:09:41 AM
  • 22
    I do both, vegs. I eye ball and meats I measure. - 11/26/2011   10:09:00 AM
  • 21
    Eyeball.... This tells me to change my thinking. I'm being lazy. - 11/26/2011   9:54:29 AM
  • 20
    Eyeball. But my expanding waistline tells me I should start measuring. - 11/26/2011   9:44:53 AM
  • 19
    I do both...if i see i'm not losing or that i gained i start measuring again....and for big dinners i measure too (like thanksgiving.) Sometimes i still have more than i should but i'm AWARE of it! - 11/26/2011   9:22:07 AM
  • 18
    Awesome dinner ware - 11/26/2011   9:15:15 AM
  • NIKKO2003
    17
    This would be a great tool to have! - 11/26/2011   9:12:08 AM
  • 16
    If I don't count or measure I will eat too much. Before I go out to dinner somewhere I look up the nutritional facts of the restaurants food online. When I go to potlucks I bring something I can eat and then eat only what I know the "facts" on. It's taken a long time for me to get this disciplined. I wish I was taught this from childhood. - 11/26/2011   9:02:16 AM
  • 15
    What a fantastic tool! Think this is going on my Christmas wish list! - 11/26/2011   9:01:57 AM
  • 14
    I will eyeball things quite a lot but measure my cereal and milk. - 11/26/2011   8:40:40 AM
  • 13
    When I am at home I measure when I am out and about I eye ball. - 11/26/2011   8:32:32 AM
  • 12
    I measure. That "voice in my head" lies to me about portion control otherwise. LOL - 11/26/2011   8:31:15 AM
  • 11
    Recently started measuring, starting to obtain the tools to keep it up. If its too cumbersome I know I'll break off this good habit. - 11/26/2011   8:17:15 AM
  • 10
    I keep measuring cup I need in container or canister to be used. I keep more measuring cups and measuring spoons, in a drawer, under the counter I prepare most of my food on.
    I also use a food scale. I make 2 oz patties from ground turkey and ground beef, place in zip lock bags, freeze then place in cardboard boxes with one side open and a rectangle cut off the top, to recognize food in it. I measure out 1 lb of ground beef and place in zip lock bag, seal and freeze.

    Yes, most days I measure & weigh food. - 11/26/2011   5:59:31 AM
  • 9
    In the beginning I measured everything, now I mostly eyeball it. From time to time, I will measure it to keep myself in check. - 11/26/2011   5:16:39 AM
  • 8
    usually eyeball, but sometimes measure to confirm. cereal and salad dressing are the biggies for me to measure. - 11/26/2011   4:30:38 AM
  • SBNORMAL
    7
    These bowls will be nice to have, I am feeling lucky today! - 11/26/2011   4:11:03 AM
  • 6
    i eyeball most things..but measure snacks and sweets. - 11/26/2011   2:04:51 AM
  • 5
    Of course I eye-ball it! Who wants to wash and dry measuring cups all day?
    Oh (I get it) with this product, problem solved!
    The bowls would be good for the kids at breakfast. Right now they see how full they can make their bowl and still have room for milk... and try to make it to the table with a brimming full bowl... kids... that includes their father... OH SNAP! - 11/26/2011   1:27:37 AM
  • 4
    I've done this so long I have it down...I eyeball it & no cheating.:) - 11/25/2011   9:37:17 PM
  • 3
    Would love to have the wine Trax - I'm sure that I'm over consuming ... Lol - 11/25/2011   9:26:49 PM
  • 2
    Sometimes I eyeball and then measure just to be sure but I am VERY often incorrect so I eyeball only when i am eating out . At home i weigh and measure, most of my meals just to keep it right. Pat in Maine, - 11/25/2011   8:51:52 PM
  • 1
    Sometimes I measure, sometimes I eyeball. Depends on the time and circumstance. - 11/25/2011   7:42:24 PM

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