Monday, May 2, 2011

Health and Nutrition Information

Do you know portion sizes?

Keeping with correct portions is probably the most important part of maintaining or losing weight.  Even if we eat all the right foods too much will lead to weight gain. 


3 ounces of meat, poultry, or fish is the same size as:

- the palm of your hand 
- a deck of cards
- a cassette tape (remember those!)

1 cup of potato, pasta, or rice is the same size as:

- your fist
-  a tennis ball

1 ounce of cheese is the same size as:

- 2 pairs of dice
- your thumb

A medium potato should be :

- the size of a computer mouse.

An average bagel should be the size of a hockey puck.


A cup of fruit/vegetable is the size of a baseball.


A cup of lettuce is four leaves.

Three ounces of grilled fish is the size of your checkbook.

One teaspoon of peanut butter equals one dice.

And one ounce of snack foods--pretzels, etc. equals a large handful.

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