Portions

The portion sizes of foods!

Portion Control

Portion control is a critical part of successful weight loss and weight management. The WebMD Portion Size Plate gives you easy-to-understand guidelines to help you avoid some common portion-size pitfalls.

Milk & Dairy, Grains, Meats & Proteins.

Milk & Dairy- 1 1/2 cups of hard cheese is equal to 3 dice. 1 cup of yogurt is equal to a baseball (or 8 oz. container). 1/2 a cup of ice cream is equal to a light bulb.

Grains- 1 bagel (3-4 inches in diameter) is equal to a 6 oz. can of tuna. 1 biscuit is equal to a hockey puck (2 oz.). 1/2 a cup of couscous is equal to a light bulb.

Meats & Proteins- 1/4 a cup of almonds is equal to a gold ball (about 23 almonds). 3 oz. of lean beef is equal to a deck of cards.3 oz. of cooked fish is equal to a checkbook.

Vegetables, Fruits, Mixed dishes.

Vegetables- 1 small baked/sweet potato is equal to a computer mouse. 1 cup of broccoli is equal to a baseball. i cup of baby carrots is equal to a baseball.

Fruits- 1 cup or a medium apple is equal to a baseball. 1 banana is equal to the length of a pencil (about 8 inches). 1/2 a cup of blueberries is equal to a light bulb.

Mixed Dishes- 1 cup of soup is equal to a baseball. 2 to 3 ribs is equal to a checkbook. 1 (3 oz.) burger is equal to a deck of cards.