Originally Posted by Cajunlady165
Gayle don't feel bad. I asked for advice. I'm thinking you are right. I always said the portions were too large. An example: 1 cup cook rice. That's a large portion if rice. The meats are 4 to 6 ozs. I do eat the 6 oz because I'm a meat eater. I'm thinking of trying to cut the carbs in half.
Holy Smokes! 1 cup of rice is NOT one serving, according to the food guides the dieticians hand out (at least in Canada) - that's more like 2-3, which may be why you aren't losing - there's 45 grams of carbs in that alone, never mind what else you pair with it during the day.
You might need to cut the portion sizes down... maybe they say 1 cup just because it's easy, and who (unless you are on a diet) ever eats only 1/3-1/2 cup cooked rice,
Sorry, I don't mean to sound all self-righteous here... just a little shocked that that serving size is suggested...