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Old 02-24-2017, 05:27 PM   #1
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Post servings sizes of food

Hello Everyone

I have been trying to keep track of what I am eating as well as weighing everything that I eat.

I have been reading all the information on what a serving of each type of food is. However, when it comes to fruits and vegetables things are as clear as to exactly what a serving weighs.
I have found information that states:
A standard serve of vegetables is 75 grams or:
 cup cooked green or orange vegetables (for example, broccoli, spinach, carrots or pumpkin)
 cup cooked dried or canned beans, peas or lentils
 1 cup leafy or raw salad vegetables
 cup sweet corn
 medium potato or other starchy vegetables (sweet potato, taro or cassava)
 1 medium tomato

Which is fine, but I weigh all of my food and I will be darned if I can find information anywhere that states exactly what a cup of a leafy green weighs (such as raw spinach, kale, romaine, cabbage). What is considered to be the weight of a medium tomato, potato or any other fruit or vegetable. What is a serving size for spaghetti squash and things like that. It does seem to get a bit confusing when it comes to these foods

I really want to make sure that I am recording these foods correctly as well as making sure I am getting all of my servings of fruits and vegetables each day.

As I stated, I do weigh everything that I put onto my plate and would greatly appreciate any information that anyone might have or if anyone would know where I can find this type of information.

Thanks So Very Much
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Old 04-08-2017, 03:48 PM   #2
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This is almost two months late, and I can't directly answer your question with the numbers you want. But, if you haven't found the weights yet, might I suggest measuring out a serving of vegetables and then weighing it yourself? Maybe weigh a few different servings of the same vegetable and, if they weigh something different, take the average. Then, you can use that number as the standard you're looking for.
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