Nutrition and Portion Sizes

Friday, June 18, 2010

Nutrition and portion sizes are important to healthy living and losing weight, I think everyone was taught that at some point. I know the first I was taught about it was in 1st grade a loong time ago. I didn't practice it well, but I was still taught about how its important.

Issue is, for me at least, is that I don't know how big portions should be anymore since I've definitely grown since first grade. I understand watching your calories is important, but what is the proper serving size of things without a label? What makes up a portion?

I have no idea where to start finding this stuff either...
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    If I am eating something that doesn't have a portion size or caloric information designated, I go online to find out how many calories it has per ounce or gram and then decide from there what seems like a good amount and how many calories I am willing to get from that item and make up my own portion size. As far as guideline serving sizes go (like meat should be the size of a deck of cards or something like that), I don't know but it doesn't seem like that would be very accurate in the first place since caloric values change so greatly from food to food. If you wanted something like that, the food pyramid website probably has that information... I don't know the address, though, so you'll have to google it lol
    2805 days ago
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