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The Portion Distortion Guide

A List of Serving Sizes


  • I weigh everything and have found ounces and grams a better measurement than measuring cups, more ture to size.
    I can not trust my eye to "eyeball" it. Just like I didn't admit to myself that I was really that fat when I wore a 22/24... Didn't have 20/20 vision with food or my size. LOL.

    Good article. thanks. - 3/2/2011 12:17:37 PM
  • GARVIN_50
    I don't agree with a lot of these serving sizes. A hockey puck is smaller than 6 ounces of juice. How can something like that be compared to the size of juice? This is why we need Registered Dietitians doing the food piece. In the future please use everyday items. A lot of people don't know the exact size of a billard ball or a ping pong ball. Thanks! - 3/2/2011 12:15:57 PM

    FROM FROZEN CANADA LOL - 3/2/2011 11:31:19 AM

  • I have no frame of reference for the size of a hockey puck, ping-pong ball, billiard ball or baseball. I know that they are all round. - 3/2/2011 11:15:31 AM
    American who lives in the South here - I have no idea what size a hockey puck I think if you just practice, when at home, by measuring your food on a scale and by measuring cup and spoons you will soon be able visualize the proportion size. - 3/2/2011 9:50:06 AM
    It would have been good advice if I had ever seen a base ball or a hockey pick Could you let us know the volume for non Americans instead. - 3/2/2011 4:27:06 AM
    If I eat according to the pyramid and observe strictly the portion controls, I would be consuming a mountain of food. That frightens me. Would your portion control chart help me if it also included approximately calories per portion. Somehow I think my calories would be over the top too.
    - 3/2/2011 4:16:16 AM
  • I found this useful, but would appreciate an example under 'dairy' for products high in calcium that aren't dairy. Which sounds odd. Maybe the 'dairy' category could become the 'high-in-calcium' category? This would be really helpful for those of us who are either allergic to dairy or lactose intolerant. I find it difficult to get enough calcium daily, even with a supplement. - 2/21/2011 12:23:13 PM
    omg ! no wonder i can't loose any weight , my portions are about triple ! thanks for the insite - 2/9/2011 5:57:24 AM
  • Just printed this to post on my refrigerator, thanks. - 2/5/2011 1:34:06 PM
  • Wow, crazy! I am posting this on my fridge and keeping a cpy in my wallet! - 2/3/2011 12:10:04 AM
  • COQUI2
    Helpful, practical advice. Thanks! - 1/22/2011 1:15:38 PM
    Absolutly awesome. My girlfriend doesn't get the "serving size" I think posting this on the fridge is just the motivater we both need. - 1/19/2011 2:28:36 PM
  • AAA8402
    Love this article. What a great resource! - 1/17/2011 2:26:38 PM

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