Food Portion Sizes
Food Portion Sizes
the right food portion sizes is critical to reaching your
weight loss goal. With portions getting larger at restaurants
and fast food chains, our perception of the correct serving size has
gotten out of whack.
Although you could spend time measuring and weighing all your foods,
this can be time consuming and nearly impossible in some situations.
only there was a way to compare a serving size to something you know
and are familiar with.
Well, this tool is perfect for just that. This
little food size gadget lets you compare real life items to
what a serving size looks like.
For instance, 1 serving of pancakes is
about the size of a music CD. So
this means those extra large, round pancakes you order at I-hop is more
like 2 servings a piece. Another example of how our portions are skewed
at restaurants are meats.
A serving of meat is only 3 ounces - about
the size of a deck of cards. So that 6 oz sirloin is actually 2
servings of meat when counting your calories.
It's simple to use this little tool to help you lose weight by eating
the right food portion sizes. Just click on a food category (i.e. meat,
fruit, grains, etc.).
This will then display the serving size of items
in this category.
Also displayed is an image of a common item in which
you can visualize the size of the food item you should have.
Portion Size Gadget
This fun food portion sizes gadget gives you a visual to everyday items
to help you judge how much a serving of a food item is. Just click on
the food category to get started. Use the scroll bar on
the right when needed.
more information on food
This article also talks
about some visuals you can use plus discusses each food group and what
portions you should consume.
It lets you know how much of each group by gender and age, so there is
no guess work at what you should be eating.
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