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The Portion Distortion Guide

A List of Serving Sizes

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  • 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
  • This hit the nail on the head for me! PORTION control has always been my challenge. I've been conditioned to over-sized portions. - 4/15/2008 12:36:48 PM
  • This is GREAT to have as a visual! Posted to the fridge! Stage 2 in the plan really gives you some great tools. - 4/15/2008 9:49:27 AM
  • wow! - how many eyes would be open if they read this. This really puts things in perspective, and really lets us see that what we think is one serving is really probably about 2 or even 3 - thank you for a really informative article. - 4/15/2008 4:53:02 AM
  • This is really helpful,I printed it and stuck it on my icebox as a helper when I need to figure out serving size. Thanks - 4/13/2008 10:42:56 PM
  • This is great!!! This will help me a lot in keeping in line with my food amounts
    Thanks!!!!! - 4/12/2008 8:18:02 AM
  • MARIAANE
    This article really makes it easy to figure out how much I should be eating. Thank You! - 4/8/2008 6:45:36 PM
  • PUGLEOWNER
    I am also grateful for this article. I also printed it and posted it on the frig. I do wish though that there was a place for salad portion. Maybe I am just missing on how to use the chart. - 4/3/2008 1:11:50 PM
  • This article is exactly what I was looking for. This makes it much easier to record my calories, thanks! - 4/2/2008 10:47:00 AM
  • Wow, this really makes it simple to "measure" your portions if you're away from a measuring device. - 3/26/2008 4:02:38 PM
  • Great article. - 3/22/2008 4:58:46 PM

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