Did you know that more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese? That’s 78.6 million individuals with obesity related conditions including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death.
Not eating or drinking too much sounds simple right? But, looks can be deceiving and it’s definitely easier to eat or drink more than you planned to.
Luckily, you can leave that mistake behind when you start recognizing a true serving size. Here’s a hint: true portions are often smaller than you think it should be.
Consuming the proper portion sizes from each of the food groups can result in weight loss as well. To help you out even more, here are the portion sizes for each of the food groups:
Vegetables 1/2 - 1 cup depending on vegetable
Fruit 1/2 cup or 6 fluid ounces of juice
Grains 1 ounce or 1 ounce equivalent
Dairy 1 cup for liquids or 1 ounce
Protein 1 ounce or 1 ounce equivalent
Another helpful tip is to remember that instead of trying to memorize lists of ounces, cups and tablespoons, simply compare the serving sizes of foods to familiar things. For example: veggies or fruit is about the size of your fist, pasta is about the size of one scoop of ice cream, meat, fish, or poultry is the size of a deck of cards or the size of your palm, minus the fingers.
At home, use smaller dishes at meals to help with portion control. Don’t go back for seconds and put away and left overs in separate, portion controlled amounts. Also, don’t keep platters of food on the table; you are more likely to pick at it or have a second serving without realizing it.
At restaurants ask for half or smaller portions. After eyeballing your appropriate portions, set the rest aside and ask for a take home bag right away! If you absolutely cannot leave without dessert, share.
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