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The Portion Distortion Guide

A List of Serving Sizes

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  • very interesting! though I have to agree with the comments regarding some of the visual aids. I am not sure how to compare fruit juice and hockey put... As DJHIXSON said, using something familiar (and that you always have with you) like the palm of your hand, and so on would be most useful. - 5/24/2011 1:13:07 PM
  • 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

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