Portion Distortion

Our expanding waistlines are directly related to our overflowing plates at meal time. We've super-sized what's going into our bodies and it has caught up with us! What can you do to change that? Start with your plate!

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Portion Control Food for Thought

Did you know that a standard serving size of steak, chicken or fish should be about the size of a deck of cards or the palm of your hand? By using handy items like this, you can visualize proper portion sizes when it's time to eat.

Deck of Cards

3 ounces of steak, chicken or fish is comparable to a deck of cards or your palm.

PROPER PORTION TIP Turn off the TV and eat at the table.
Four Dice

1 ounce of cheese is comparable to four dice.

PROPER PORTION TIP Choose a small plate, and make sure you can still see some of your plate after dishing up.
Tennis Ball

½ cup of pasta is comparable to a tennis ball.

PROPER PORTION TIPDish food onto your plate and then put away any leftovers BEFORE you eat.
Ping Pong ball

2 tablespoons of peanut butter is comparable to a ping pong ball.

PROPER PORTION TIPEat slowly- it takes time for your body to signal that you're full.
Computer mouse

A medium potato is comparable to a computer mouse.

PROPER PORTION TIPFill your plate with 1/2 veggies, 1/4 grains (bread, pasta, rice) and 1/4 protein (meats and beans)

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