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The Portion Distortion Guide

A List of Serving Sizes



  • 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
  • It really helped me to equate portion sizes to an everyday item. Who hasn't rolled dice on a board game or played a game of cards? Gets me real close to a proper portion size without having to carry a scale around with me ; ) Especially with cheese. I love it but this reminds me to enjoy it more as a treat rather than a meal. Enables you to make smarter choices. 15lbs and going ! Yahhoooo : ) - 1/16/2011 8:11:38 AM
    I have printed the article to keep in the kitchen. It will remind to size up my food and stick with the plan! - 1/15/2011 9:50:35 PM
  • I have to admit that the portion sizes don't look like much but once you get all your daily requirements for the day it actually adds up. Glad to have this article to refer to ;) - 1/11/2011 4:24:14 PM

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