Since the 1950s, portion sizes have nearly doubled! A mere 300 calories per day above your daily need can add up to 30 pounds of extra weight in just one year. One simple way to avoid overeating is through portion control. When you’re on the road, use these “handy” visuals to understand how much a serving equals relative to your body size.
|| Use For
||butter, margarine, mayonnaise, oil
||Thumb in size
||salad dressing, peanut butter, sour cream and
||Palm of hand
||beef, pork, poultry and fish
||pasta, rice, beans, potatoes, cooked vegetables,
pudding and ice cream
||beverages, cereal, casseroles, soup, fresh fruit
Now you always have the tools “on hand” to make smart portion control choices wherever you go!
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