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Take Note Of Serving Sizes


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After being on Spark for several wks now, I have just discovered that in choosing a banana, the portion size is just one half, therefore 2 servings of fruit is 1 whole banana emoticon Always verify your serving sizes!!

- Submitted by SCORPIOPASSION 5/9/2010 in Using SparkPeople | 8 Comments
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MSTALLINGS 5/18/2010 4:21:00 PM

    I always ate my snacks right out of the bag. I thought I could eye a serving. One day I divided a bag up into single servings and found out that I was eating 4-5 servings. No more eating out of the bag.
KARATE_KID 5/9/2010 12:41:00 PM

    Thanks; I've noticed that too and now it helps with getting all my fruit and veggie servings in.
emoticon - and bananas!
LIZBUCK1 5/14/2010 6:00:00 PM

    I've been on Sparks for over a year and I didn't know this! Thanks for sharing.
DEBRA1233 5/12/2010 12:34:00 PM

    I didn't realise that either.
ECASPERS 5/10/2010 4:16:00 PM

    I did not know that one whole banana is 2 servings.
FITWITHIN 5/10/2010 9:19:00 AM

    When I see the family eating chips or anything. I've found myself saying, "If you know what a true serving size is you would bad". My spouse had some tortilla chips and I said you have about 4 serving in front of you. I keep my food scale, measuring spoons,and cup at arm reach when I'm in the kitchen. I make sure I don't have to hunt for anything.
ALMAGGIE 5/10/2010 2:22:00 AM

    Yes this is so true..We are so used to eating more than we should ..
CSTRUB 5/9/2010 7:06:00 PM

    yes this is so true!

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