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Measuring is the only way to be sure of portion size.
I've been doing this for over 2 years and I still have to measure and weigh. I'm afraid to guess
Would love to see a printable list. I am horrible at the guessing game.
Am terrible at guessing. Turned out what I thought was the baseball guide is a softball and soooooo different in size. No wonder I was off. Guess will keep a measure spoon and 1/2 cup one in my purse!
Portion control really helped me loose weight and eat better.
It takes time, but worth learning about better portions.
Is there a printable list? This is great and I am guilty of portion distortion.
This is one of the best categorized food portion control charts I've seen. Thank you!
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
I find that I suffer from portion distprtion. Question: is a billiard ball the same size as an ice cream scoop? NO ONE SERVES JUICE IN CUPS SHAPED LIKE HOCKEY PUCKS. I guess I will have to compare a billiard ball to a scoop. I am trying to visualize a pat of butter compared to a throwing die ... only the deck of cards analogy works for me.
This was a huge issue for me. I was eating healthy foods, but in very unhealthy portions. I now have a much better idea of what a healthy portion looks like!
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