The Ultimate Guide To Portion Control

The key to a successful diet and healthy lifestyle is portion size.

And, guess what? Foods that are good for you are certainly not immune to having portion sizes. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing. But even when portions are noted on a food’s nutrition label, it can be difficult to discern what the actual size is. Cooking basic foods in your own home can even fall victim to faux portion sizes. But the worst is when you’re out at a restaurant and are already given huge portions to start with. How can you avoid over-eating and know what amount of food equals one portion (and not enough to feed three)? There has to be a simpler way.

Thanks to the fabulous people at Skinny Mom, you can now put your meals into perspective.

These handy tricks will help you remember the serving size for each food. How brilliant is it to compare them to normal, household objects? It makes understanding portion sizes that much easier. Some may even shock you a bit–and now I totally need to rethink my cereal intake.

Remember though, if you’re hungry, you should eat. You should have five small meals a day to keep your metabolism running smoothly. Portion sizing is a tricky game, but now you can come out a winner every time. Take a look at the portion size chart below and see what meals and snacks you should be rethinking.

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Did anything on this portion size chart surprise you too?


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