On first glance, a deck of cards, dice and dominoes may seem more suitable in a casino than your pantry. Now thanks to a recent feature on EverydayHealth.com, you can use these and other everyday items to picture proper portion sizes.
You may be eating better, but if you’re not controlling portions, you could be sabotaging your weight-loss and healthy eating efforts. But because no one wants to use measuring cups and scales for every little thing, the real trick to portion control is learning to eyeball portion sizes of common foods. Here, EverydayHealth.com features a handy guide to keep you on track.
To summarize the feature, here’s how you can use everyday items to help picture proper portion sizes:
|Meat||Three ounces||Deck of cards|
|Fruit||Half-cup||Baseball or incandescent light bulb|
|Baked potato||Small||Woman’s Fist|
|Cheese||Half-cup||Four dice or two dominoes|
|Red wine||Four ounces||Teacup|
|Chocolate||One ounce||Pack of dental floss|
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I also found a neat infographic with similar information: