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The Portion Distortion Guide

A List of Serving Sizes

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  • This article is fabulous! It's always a good reminder to know what our true portion sizes should be. I think we've gotten out of control, our society, with portions. It's easy to think that we can eat a lot more than we should when we are bombarded by advertising and restaurant portions. It can get a little overwhelming. This is really a great article to bring us all down to earth again and really realize what we are putting in our mouth! - 2/1/2009 7:17:18 PM
  • As a life time member of WW, I've always battled portion control...there have been long periods of vigilence, then not at all. My portions always grew eventually when I quit measuring my food. I've learned that "eyeballing" does not work for me. This is the area where I rationalize and deceive myself. It is so helpful to have my small measuring spoons and cups always clean and ready along with the daily serving chart. - 1/29/2009 8:55:35 AM
  • I DID NOT REALIZE HOW FAR I WAS OFF! THANKS FOR THE EASY TO PIN UP REMINDERS, THIS CHART IF GOING TO BE ATTACHED INSIDE MY PLATE/BOWL/GLASS CUPBOARD. - 1/19/2009 9:48:48 PM
  • It's much easier associating servings to something tangible. Thanks for the information. - 1/7/2009 3:46:13 PM
  • GREAT article. The servings charts are very useful and I've definitely saved this to my favorites! - 1/6/2009 11:42:19 AM
  • I thought I was "eyeballing" correctly and eating appropriate portions. But when I actually measured, I was consistently 200-500 calories over every day! This is a tremendous help. - 1/3/2009 8:08:19 AM
  • thank you very much for this. it will help me in my life. - 1/3/2009 12:40:58 AM
  • SUZEQZ
    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. - 1/2/2009 8:00:06 AM
  • THEPERFEKTWIFE
    Thank you for posting this!!! - 12/26/2008 10:45:39 AM
  • Love to have a cheat sheet that would fit in my wallet! - 12/15/2008 9:57:03 PM
  • What an eye-opener (and mouth-closer!)!! I like the definitions of "portion" and "serving" makes it a lot easier to stay on track. Thanks SP!! - 12/12/2008 5:01:59 PM
  • 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
  • TANYA-OK
    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

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