Fruit & veg serving size

Thursday, August 06, 2015

I weigh practically everything before it goes into my mouth. I was curious how much 1 serving of fruit and/or vegetable is by weight.

I found this article on the web: http://www.quickanddirtytips.c

So basically: "a serving of vegetables equals 25 calories (and 5 grams of carbohydrates) and a serving of fruit equals 60 calories (and 15 g of carbohydrates)."
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  • -POOKIE-
    In the UK the Government advised standard is 80g = a portion.

    I still weigh my veggies, as I eat such a lot, those calories do add up.
    2100 days ago
    I was curious because I have a ticker on my start page for how many fruit/veg servings I eat in a day. That got me thinking "How much does a serving weigh?" I thought it was just an interesting fact. Since I am in my first week back on SP after not being on for abt 3 years; weighing my food is what works best for me. Not to mention, I like numbers, checkboxes, etc... I track my food and workouts and wear a body media device on my arm. I am not concerned about getting too many calories from my fruit and veg, I just want to know how many servings are in of all the fruits & veggies I'm eating! emoticon
    2100 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/7/2015 12:33:45 PM
    I'm with Marginal on this, I used to weigh but a good plate of veg fills you up with little calorie cost.
    I've been maintaining since March 2008.

    But we all have to do what feels right for us...........good luck with your goals and journey emoticon
    2100 days ago
    If I am eating veggies, I pile it on my plate without measuring. I don't feel it is necessary to measure vegetables. It defeats the purpose. And I have lost a lot of weight, so it works! ;o)
    2100 days ago
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