One thing I did to make it easier to eyeball portions is to take a measuring cup and fill my bowls, mugs and glasses just with water to see what it looked like to have 1 cup, 2 cups, etc. in the dish. Now if I want 8 oz. in my glass I know about how full to fill it.
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I'm terrible at eyeballing portions...which leads to me overeating without realizing it. I found a website with great pictures to show you how to compare the portion of your food to everyday objects. http://tomatotalk.earthfare.com/2010/02/02/supersize-the-meal-double-gulp-the-drink-and-king-size-the-sweet-treat/ so cool! definitely helpful.
In the beginning I weighed everything. Then I got to the point that I could eyeball amounts, but it really doesn't hurt to, every once in a while, eyeball, then weigh or measure, and see how close you are. I was a bit over on my cereal, but cheating myself on the milk. Keeps you honest!301
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