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The Portion Distortion Guide

A List of Serving Sizes


  • 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? - 12/3/2008 9:34:10 AM
    This article really opened my yeas on portion size. This is a big part of the answer to why so many people are obese. - 11/30/2008 4:07:48 PM
  • I've learned so much about my horrible eating habits here. No wonder I was always failing. I was overeating all the time! - 10/28/2008 10:09:37 AM
  • I didn't have a clue how big a "portion" was so this article was a must-print for me! - 10/27/2008 8:30:13 PM
  • Thanks so much for the info. - 10/20/2008 6:02:01 PM
  • 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!! - 8/22/2008 9:21:00 AM
    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. - 8/4/2008 7:54:20 PM
  • This is the info that I need! Perfect! - 7/31/2008 4:31:56 PM
  • Amazing! This is very helpful. - 7/28/2008 11:54:36 PM
  • This is great! I just posted it on my refrigerator! - 7/28/2008 11:01:43 PM
  • What a wake up on portion size !!! - 7/28/2008 6:47:50 PM
  • Hi Its no wonder I gained all my weight .Now I see were I have been going wrong.Thanks SP - 7/28/2008 3:26:39 PM
  • I realized by tracking exactly that I have been deluding myself. When I track my food exactly, I lose weight. Yeah! - 7/12/2008 12:19:17 PM
  • HI ,
    I also just started stage 2. No wonder we all gain weight, as we have no control how much we eat. I now see that QUANTITY mostly is the main reason fro gaining weight and What you eat comes second.
    But it deos seem a little scary, especially with the cheese, wow ho wi love it the most!!!!!
    - 7/10/2008 4:43:16 PM
  • I have been tracking my food intake and it is VERY difficult to keep to the calorie limits and get all the servings suggested here, especially the grains due to their high calorie content per weight. I can eat tons of salad or green vegetables, such as broccoli or green beans, which will then make me feel full, for the same calorie count as a very small amount of bread or grain products, which leaves me hungry. So, I have decided to not worry about the recommended servings of grains while I am dieting. I will make sure my calories, carbohydrates, protein, fats, cholesterol, sodium, calcium, and fiber are within their suggested ranges and worry about adding in more grains once I am down to my ideal weight. - 7/1/2008 1:37:18 PM

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