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The Portion Distortion Guide

A List of Serving Sizes

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  • I feel like I'm pretty well-educated on nutrition information and I found this article tremendously helpful for visualizing portion sizes on the go. Thank you!
  • Wow! I can see how easy is to mistake a portion...I need to be more careful!
  • TEBCRNA
    This article was really helpful. I will refer to it often.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • It's much easier associating servings to something tangible. Thanks for the information.
  • GREAT article. The servings charts are very useful and I've definitely saved this to my favorites!
  • 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.
  • thank you very much for this. it will help me in my life.
  • 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.
  • THEPERFEKTWIFE
    Thank you for posting this!!!
  • Love to have a cheat sheet that would fit in my wallet!
  • 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!!
  • 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?

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