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The Portion Distortion Guide

A List of Serving Sizes

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  • GGG1012
    the billiard ball is a pool ball.it is about a inch and three quarters round.A little smaller then a baseball... - 2/23/2010 1:15:56 PM
  • GGG1012
    does being under or around your calories make a big difference or do all together make the difference,like fat, carbs,and protien. - 2/23/2010 1:13:36 PM
  • YONKA103
    Not a bad idea of this chart.

    But it didn't stop me lastnight from having 20pcs of california sushi rolls. WOW!!! I know ''you had how many..????'' I did feel guilty for eating that many...sometimes the visual is good but the mental training to reduce portions is way harder. - 2/17/2010 6:55:46 PM
  • KIKA1374
    How about pictures....it will make more sense, I cant figure out what a dilliard ball size is! - 1/27/2010 11:49:36 AM
  • I, too, wish Nutrition Tracker would listthe number of servings consumed from each food group so we can see how well we met the recommended daily servings. - 1/15/2010 1:53:05 AM
  • Just written this out,the printer's on the blink,story of my life! Think it will be really helpful,I will keep it in my kitchen - 1/10/2010 12:47:30 PM
  • CMJ0919
    I wish that the nutrition trcker would categorize and display by food group (fruits/vegetables, meat, etc.) rather than just carbs, protein and fat.

    Cathy - 1/2/2010 11:56:44 PM
  • I just printed this out and it's going on the fridge! Very useful information. I understand those who commented on wanting grams information but, for me, I consider this one of the many tools in my tool box. They all complement each other and some of us will find certain tools more helpful. For me, when 'eye-balling' doesn't seem like enough, I resort to weighing the food for reassurance.

    - 1/1/2010 10:16:29 AM
  • Thank you for this very useful article. I will be refering to it time and time again. - 12/25/2009 1:32:29 PM
  • I am not a visual person and to me a billiard ball can be as big as a softball ball... What about grams and kilos... also, I usually measure my pasta before I cook it and not after, so having in the nutrition tracker the values before cooking would be helpful! - 12/23/2009 11:49:52 AM
  • When I copy an article, I select the text with the cursor, right click on the mouse to copy it, then past it into a Word document. That leaves the charts as is and they print out fine. I use Word 2003--Word 2007 might work differently. - 12/22/2009 2:46:24 AM
  • Great article BUT I wish they had put the chart into a printable format. I wanted a printed copy and so I copied and pasted it into a page where I could print it. RATS! The format didn't work at all and it wasn't in the form of a chart. Too hard to make sense of it so I had to give up. That's my only criticism.......otherwise, great article. Thanks. - 12/3/2009 7:50:21 AM
  • I think what really matters is knowing how you want to "spend" your calories that day and planning out meals. I know that I would not be satisfied with 1/2 a cup of pasta so I plan to have a full cup, and I am satisfied with that full cup. That might mean chopping out my fat free popcorn later, but it is a worthy switch to me. I have been losing weight just by following the serving size on the box and sticking to the calorie range given to me by sparkpeople. - 12/1/2009 12:15:37 PM
  • This is an awesome guide, thank you! I can use the serving sizes even in home-made recipes (soups, casseroles, etc.) and just divide them out equally to get the "per serving" info I need. Thanks again! - 11/29/2009 8:21:37 AM
  • My question is how do you measure a mixed dish? Example : Chicken Chili (what I am fixing for dinner tonight) How do I know how much of this would be considered a serving since it will contain chicken, northern beans and salsa.

    Any advise ? - 11/27/2009 5:06:18 PM

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