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The Portion Distortion Guide

A List of Serving Sizes

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  • After reading this article, I realized,the safest thing for me to do is buy some measuring equipment and a scale. I also want to buy one of those 'salad plates'. Then just one serving per plate. - 5/22/2011 1:37:13 PM
  • Hockey pucks and billiard balls??? Measurement comparisons are ridiculous!! Gotta be a better way. Are not the same amts as one serving amts on product containers are either. - 5/19/2011 10:34:44 PM
  • BESLIMMED
    great! thanks - 5/18/2011 8:18:35 AM
  • I was surprised at how "off" some of my portions are. - 5/13/2011 6:31:26 PM
  • ANNETTECORMIER
    great article! half cup portions are easy to understand and make it obvious how to accomplish 5 to 7 smaller meals per day. - 4/10/2011 2:33:53 AM
  • great article! - 3/28/2011 12:06:11 PM
  • This is awesome! Little things make a big difference! - 3/25/2011 12:46:29 PM
  • Oh wow, I had no idea. Well there's my answer to why I'm not losing weight! - 3/19/2011 11:26:44 PM
  • Each time I get confused about how much is a serving on the pyramid foods...this article reminds me and keeps me on my toes!!!

    Thanks SPARK!!! - 3/18/2011 8:48:40 AM
  • Love this, thank you! - 3/17/2011 11:27:44 PM
  • I think this is very helpful - except the hocky puck bit....what size is a hocky pu? perhaps cup or similar would work better but other visuals are excellent, thanks - 3/12/2011 5:30:38 PM
  • I'm not sure how you can indicate a liquid to be about the size of a hockey puck, I mean how can you mentally put those two items together and say "oh ok... this glass of juice is the same size as a hockey puck"
    ???? - 3/10/2011 9:38:41 AM
  • JULIEG811
    Thanks very much, I find this very helpful - 3/8/2011 12:23:36 PM
  • Thank you for the visual aids. Portion control is key to success, no doubt! I cannot believe just how much I was eating!!! The only example I couldn't relate to was the billiard ball. I went to Wal-mart and found one so I could see it for real... not very big! - 3/4/2011 3:01:18 AM
  • I have never seen a hockey puck in my life.You have used very poor examples,in my opinion. I also do not know size a billiard ball is.Most charts I have seeen use thing that are familiar to all,like the palm of your hand, a fist,your thumb and so forth,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, - 3/3/2011 7:44:36 PM

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