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Portion Size Cheat Sheet!

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Does it seem like the size of a standard plate has grown?


http://northamericanpharmacal.com/living/2014/07/portion-size-cheat-sheet/


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I've been trying to access that link but it doesn't seem to want to work - at least not in the last 10 minutes or so.

Don't know what is in the article, but our plates sure haven't gotten larger:  In fact, by the time you put 3 full cups of various veggies on your full size dinner plate plus a small serving of "whatever" protein......it makes a very full plate indeed.........and when I make a serious salad for a meal that plate isn't quite big enough!     


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The link worked for me...


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I'm with you ginny--I supersize my veggies/salads and never feel guilty.  Problem is--many people are filling their large plates with meat and pasta/potato/bread.  
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Nice article going to see what sizes my plates are in the morning, did the size for fruit get left off?


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...did the size for fruit get left off?

Typically, the size for fruit is a medium sized fruit, such as peach, pear, or apple. About the size of a baseball.

Obviously large fruit such as a pineapple would need to be portioned into smaller portions and small fruit like berries and cherries would need to be counted to fill a serving.


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I've been trying to access that link but it doesn't seem to want to work - at least not in the last 10 minutes or so.

Don't know what is in the article, but our plates sure haven't gotten larger:  In fact, by the time you put 3 full cups of various veggies on your full size dinner plate plus a small serving of "whatever" protein......it makes a very full plate indeed.........and when I make a serious salad for a meal that plate isn't quite big enough!     


What you said makes way more sense than what the article lists as a cheat sheet for portion sizes..
It makes NO mention of vegetables except for salad dressing..

Here it is

Meat and poultry: 3 ounces or the size of a deck of cards

Fish: 3 ounces, about the size of a checkbook

Pasta or Rice: 1/2 cup about the size of a computer mouse.

Salad Dressing: 2 tablespoons are about the size of a golf ball

Oil: 1 tablespoon is about the size of a poker chip.



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Thanks, guys/gals.  I don't know that this is even close to official ER or BTD or SWAMI official advice, but my feeling is that the more compliant vegetables you eat the better you feel and the more weight you lose.

And that goes way, way back over 30 years ago when I went to weight watchers.  Vegetables were unlimited even back then.......so I had a great time at salad bars heaping my plate really HIGH with vegetables of all kinds!  Yes, I took my own dressing with me even back then so I could control oil and calorie consumption.  But it worked!   Problem is that it didn't work "forever" because over the years I gradually moved away from the WW plan.  Because it was "a diet".  

This time - going on 7 years now - my food list is my way of life, not a diet.  That makes all the difference in the world for this old lady!


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The link worked for me.

The one thing I try to watch when it comes to portion size is my protein.  I try to only have a piece about the size of my fist, which I have read is a good portion for different individuals.  After all, we are all sized individually, so for someone like me who weighs about 112, my protein portion should be much smaller than that of a 6' person.  I do fill my plate with veggies and a huge salad.  I generally only eat a couple of times a day, although lately I am having a small snack in between meals.

I rarely eat rice anymore although I love it.  When I do, I find it difficult to stick to a 1/2 cup    I love potatoes too, having grown up in an Irish family with meat and potatoes, so when I have them on the rare occasion,  I tend to load up on them as well.  Sometimes I just gotta do what I gotta do  


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