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Portion Control: What Is a Serving Size?

Our Lady of Portion ControlSize Matters!
In a survey commissioned by the American Institute for Cancer Research, 78% of respondents said that eating certain types of food while avoiding others was more important to their weight loss efforts than eating less food.
Wrong!
By all means, make healthy choices, but … effective weight loss plans place equal importance on both kind of food and amount of food ingested. Portion size most certainly matters, because weight loss is based on how many calories you take in and burn off.
What is a serving size?
A ‘serving’ is simply a measure of unit and often does not represent the amount that you’re actually eating. If you’re confused, you’re not alone. There is no one definition for a serving size. The food pyramid indicates that an English muffin is two bread servings, but the English muffin box indicates that one muffin is one serving. The standard USDA serving for French fries is about 10 (Yikes! I’m in trouble.) Would you like to know how many fries are in a Wendy’s Great Biggie?About 100, at 530 calories.
How to get a handle on portions?
Weigh and measure first. Invest in measuring spoons, cups, and a food scale. While you’re shopping, you might as well pick up a Calorie Count Guide Book and a notebook to honestly keep track of what you put in your mouth! These are great tools in determining portion size and calorie count and are well worth the investment.
Here are some portion (serving) guidelines taken from the USDA Food Pyramid.
Milk, Yogurt, and Cheese
1 cup of milk or yogurt
1 ounce of natural cheese
2 ounces of processed cheese
Meat, Poultry, Dry Beans, Eggs, and Nuts
2-3 ounces of cooked lean meat, poultry, or fish
1/2 cup of cooked dry beans
1 egg
2 tablespoons of peanut butter
Vegetables
1 cup of raw leafy vegetables
1 cup of other vegetables, cooked or chopped raw
1 cup of vegetable juice
Fruit
1 medium apple, banana, orange
1/2 cup of chopped, cooked, or canned fruit
1/2 cup of fruit juice
Bread, Cereal, Rice, or Pasta
1 slice of bread
1 ounce of ready-to-eat cereal
1/2 cup of cooked cereal, rice, or pasta
When away from home, here are some handy guidelines to keep in mind.
Guesstimating Portion Sizes
3 ounces of meat, poultry, or fish are about the size of a women’s palm.
1/2 cup of cut fruit, vegetables, or pasta is about the size of a small fist.
1 cup of milk, yogurt or chopped fresh greens is about the size of a small hand holding a tennis ball.
An ounce of cheese is about the size of your thumb.
A teaspoon of margarine is about the size of your thumb tip.
Dining Out
To limit the amount you eat when dining out, try following some of these strategies:
Order an appetizer as an entree (main dish).
Split an entree with another person.
Cut your entree in half as soon as you get it, and ask your waiter to wrap the other half “to go” ASAP.
If in fast-food restaurants, never ever utter the words “extra value” or “super size” meals.
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Janice

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Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach, specializing in weight loss, reinvention, transformation & happiness, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER! Write Janice for an Introductory Coaching Session.
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Research shows that gardening has the power to change your mood, lower your blood pressure, improve the quality of air, alleviate depression, and increase levels of happiness.
So what better thing to do than to grown your own Kitchen Herb Garden!?! All the above benefits AND you’ll have fresh herbs to toss into your happy, healthy recipes!
How to Create an Indoor (or Outdoor) KITCHEN HERB GARDEN

Supplies Needed:
Soil-less Potting Mix (for cuttings or young plants; not seeds)
Herbs (of course!)
Single dish container (or multiples; depending on your window sill)
A window with at least six hour of sunlight – or – a grow light!
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Thyme has a distinctive, spicy scent and can be used to season meats, vegetables and as a salad garnish.
Mint has a fresh smell and a fabulous addition to a tall glass of lemonade or iced tea.
Rosemary is a member of the mint family, and is known to heal wounds, alleviates headaches and improves memory! It has a strong, pungent aroma. Add a few leaves to your breads, poultry and vegetables for a unique flavor.
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Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach, specializing in weight loss, reinvention, transformation & happiness, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER! Write Janice for an Introductory Coaching Session.
For more motivation and inspiration, join the Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.
Pick up a copy of Janice’s latest: All Is Forgiven, Move ON ~ Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville!
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