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The Portion Distortion Guide

A List of Serving Sizes


  • 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
  • Thanks for the help - 6/26/2008 11:50:42 AM
  • wow - the portion size is small - no wonder i overeat - i will retrain myself to the proper size/portion and drink more water when i "need something" - 6/15/2008 6:58:53 AM
  • I added this to my favorites so that I can have a quick reference!! - 6/8/2008 8:45:08 AM
  • Thank you - I will print this out and post it to my fridge :D - 6/6/2008 9:39:32 PM
  • This really helps - I had it pretty wrong - I really hate weighing and measuring food and you can't do that when you are on the go - Thank you for this - it's going on the fridge - 6/2/2008 3:29:57 PM
  • well part of it is that "normal" portions are far too big. - 5/27/2008 5:28:07 PM
  • Looking at nutrition labels on packages, I think some "serving sizes" are based on numbers not reality. Reduce the size of a "serving" and the amount of fat goes down. But, what is "normal" use is a much larger portion. I think there's a numbers game afoot. - 5/9/2008 6:33:31 PM
  • I've bookmarked this--I used to have actual pictures to show what the correct portions looked like, but this is really good. Thanks for the help.

    Mary - 4/26/2008 9:15:42 AM
  • This brings reality into a easily measurable existance - 4/21/2008 10:50:30 AM

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