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Old 09-16-2008, 06:38 AM   #1
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Question Portion sizes ___=?

I should know this and maybe others have the same questions, but portion sizes have me baffled. Coming from a flamily where you ate everything on your plate or you couldn't leave the table (and hurry up and eat too) kind of sets an idea what a size is..

Anyways, I know an ounce of cheese is the size of 2 di stacked...but

What is a small apple?? My small and their small are surely not the same. I have crabby apples in my yard I consider small..but whose small?

Anyways, if you have any advice on what other fruit, meat etc sizes are, I would love to know too please!


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Old 09-16-2008, 12:33 PM   #2
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Maybe this will help?

http://www.uth.tmc.edu/ama_tma/nutri...rving_size.jpg

You posted this in the "Diet Meal Delivery" section - was that intentional? One of the benefits of a plan where the food is provided for you is that you get an idea of proper portions from the food delivered.
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:37 PM   #3
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When it comes to things like meats, and cheeses I've invested in a small, plain $10 kitchen scale. I just measure it. I can't tell by sight what an oz is, and I probably never will... it's far easier to just measure it if you can.
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My kitchen scale is the best investment I've made in becoming healthier (that and my heart rate monitor).

Seriously - I paid less than $20 for a digital scale from Target. I measure and weigh EVERYTHING and it's really taught me a lot about portion size.

For comparison's sake, a serving of fruit - like an apple - is about the size of a tennis ball, or about the size of your fist.
A serving of meat - 3-4 oz - is the size of a deck of cards.

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Old 09-16-2008, 05:12 PM   #5
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oh darn..sorry..wrong place to post..lets call it way too early to post.. but I am doing NS and I am trying to figure the portions out for extras..
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