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How to Recognize a Serving
Even if you are actively following a smart nutrition plan, who has time to weigh and measure all of their food before they eat? It is still easy to manage your portion size without weights and measurements by following these basic guidelines:

For 1 serving
Think this size

baked potato
baked potato

=
computer mouse
computer mouse


cheese
cheese
=
4 stacked dice
4 stacked dice

meat or poultry
meat or poultry
=
deck of cards
deck of cards

grilled fish
grilled fish
=
checkbook
checkbook

ice cream
ice cream

=
tennis ball
tennis ball

vegetables/fruit
vegetables/fruit
=
woman's fist
woman's fist

dried fruit or nuts
dried fruit or nuts
=
large egg
large egg

pancake
pancake
=
compact disc
compact disc

peanut butter
peanut butter
=
ping pong ball
ping pong ball

 

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