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The Portion Distortion Guide
A List of Serving Sizes
1/2/2009 8:00:06 AM
I bought Ziploc containers in all the right sizes, and those are helping me GREATLY. I also dragged out my kitchen scale, the one I used only for putting up garden produce. Now I weigh more of my portions...sometimes an ounce of whole-grain bread is smaller than a slice of Cuban. And it's easier for me to cook a chicken quarter, then pull off the meat and weigh it; I know exactly how much I'm eating. Yeah, it's some extra work, but my new body will be worth every extra minute.
I wish the nutrition guidelines we had here had those portions. I have to go back in and re enter 'beans' for example; all they have is 1 cup measurements. And.... a lot of items are listed in grams instead of cups. How many of us have 'grams' measurements handy when we are dishing up our foods?
11/30/2008 4:07:48 PM
This article really opened my yeas on portion size. This is a big part of the answer to why so many people are obese.
I just love this website. It is loaded with so much useful information. I was looking for something I could print out to educate me about portion sizes and voila I get this fantastic article! Sparkpeople is really the best!!
8/4/2008 7:54:20 PM
This information is perfect. In fact, I have referred to it so many times I strongly feel it should be accessible as part of the nutritional daily input.
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