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The Portion Distortion Guide

A List of Serving Sizes

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  • PUNKADOO58
    I am doing much better now I am using a scale
  • I use measuring devices all the time including a scale or I would definitely under estimate the oz and TB or tsp of what I am using.
  • Great information! I definitely have portion distortion. A deck of cards for meat?(yikkes) I will be much more mindful on my portion size, I wonder if a food scale would help? Have a great da,y Sparkers!
  • I have to use the measuring devices otherwise I either over estimate on some foods and underestimate on others.
  • I struggle with this... sometimes it is hard to decipher how much are things that I eat.
  • Any tabletop gamer would have problems with "one dice" or "two dice," as we've got dice in every size, shape, and material (and Crown Royal bags are excellent for carrying them).
  • Portion size makes a big difference. When I started measuring my portions, I realized how much I was over eating. I also feel satisfied and not hugry fast when I eat a wholesome meal.
  • I bought a few measuring cups at Dollar Tree, and now I have no excuse not to measure out my foods. They only cost a dollar and I can leave them in cereal say so I don't have to hunt down the right measurement.
  • Thank you for guiding us how to measure the portion which is very much help full to learn how much we required as a portion to help in weight lose. Regards. Zeba Rashid
  • I think the grains and freggies should be switched- or actually even less grains an dunlimited veggies- meaning I don't need to cut back on vegetables!
  • I don't understand why there more servings of grain than fruits and veggies?
  • It's way easier for me to just measure than try to visually gauge... espeically since things like beans, veggies, and dry cereal are rarely in a "ball" shape (recommended portion size for these in this list are "billiard balls" and "baseballs.") Trying to guess the volume of these things flat puts more guesswork into the equation. I'll stick with my scale and measuring cups
  • Pasta is always a problem for me as the kind we use gives calories per portion of the box (1/8 I think) or number of grams. I think that is a dry measure but it is going to weigh more when cooked but I don't know how much more! If pasta is my main meal (eg spaghetti and sauce) which it usually is, (as opposed to a side dish) then 1/2 cup cooked is not going to keep me full very long even when is is whole wheat or multigrain.
  • I found it easier to gradually reduce my portions so I was eating less but still satisfied and I continue to loose weight but slower,
  • Always appreciate a refresher review of the visualizations for what portion quantities would look like. The 'hockey puck' for juice portions sent my imagination soaring. What kind of container would equalize a hockey puck?

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