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The Portion Distortion Guide

A List of Serving Sizes


  • The very best tip I got from phase two is to pre-measure all my foods for the week. I shop, dice and chop all the fresh veggies as I'm putting my marketing away, portion out the individual servings into portable containers and I'm all set for my meals. This helps so much with taking lunch, having a ready breakfast, and fast dinner prep after work. Also, I am less tempted to stray from the healthy foods since they are just sitting there ready to go. And, I might not have fresh veggies like cauliflower, green peppers, carrots, etc. if they weren't already chopped and ready to be tossed into recipes. - 2/26/2008 10:07:13 AM
    it really worries me how off i was on my portion sizes. Now trying to get back down to those is going to leave me wanting more....well i guess it's time to add another goal!!
    - 2/21/2008 8:43:39 AM
  • This is really a big help. Still, I can't imagine only eating 3-4 little dice size cubes of cheese,lol. Gotta watch those portions sizes!
    I agree with the problems of the nutrition labels being based on a 2,000 calorie diet. How do we adjust this to out calorie allowances? I'm going to post this question and see what happens.
    Di - 2/20/2008 3:22:09 PM
  • Great article. I am printing it off and will carry it with me and put it up in my kitchen. I need to have it on hand when I make meals for me and for my family. I've been eating enough for my entire family..OMG. - 2/11/2008 8:37:14 AM
  • I had no idea what a real portion is . OMG.. I thought I did.. I was way off !!
    I have printed this up and I am going to really study it.
    Thank you for this article !! - 2/7/2008 8:26:16 PM
    I thought I was hungry because I was not eating enough... I am hungry because my portion sizes were way "out to lunch" and not in a good way...LOL ... I will be printing this out to help me portion control my food.. Thanks - 2/6/2008 11:41:13 AM
  • Thanks so much for this information. I havd printed it off and it is going with me everywhere I go. I hope to never over eat again. - 1/30/2008 8:55:31 AM
  • I'm a doof when it comes to math, so for my goals (not over 1500 cal at the moment) I'm a bit lost when looking at those 2000 cal guidelines! Hopefully going by actual size will help me make some better decisions. Here's to stage 2! - 1/28/2008 1:40:41 PM
  • I need to join a "clean you plate syndrome" group! - 1/28/2008 10:21:34 AM
  • glad im not alone with the clean you plate syndrome. This helps alot to know the portion sizes especially with a bowl of cereal. - 1/24/2008 7:38:07 PM
  • this is a BIG help to me. - 1/21/2008 6:27:39 AM
  • I kinda thought they were similar too.. I know baseballs are a bit larger, but still... - 1/11/2008 6:23:16 PM
  • I thought a billiard ball and a baseball were about the same size. I obviously need to go look at them again. - 12/30/2007 7:27:35 PM
    Its amazing to think how blown up portion sizes have gotten.
    Very good article to remind you what a real portion is. - 12/26/2007 11:36:16 AM
  • Wow I love this site this is extremely helpful to me I being diabetic will make a effoert to follow these guidelines thanks - 12/14/2007 12:36:58 PM

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