Solving the Serving Size Dilemma

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Dr. Brett

Eating and Living Real

What is a serving size?

One of the biggest problems facing us these days is the distorted view so many of us have about serving sizes.  With Super Sizing and Big Gulps, we are losing the battle with keeping our portions in check.  Packaging labels have tried to help us by listing the suggested portion size, but what does a cup of pasta really look like or 3 oz of almonds?  Without carrying around measuring cups all day, it can be very difficult to accurately gauge how much we are eating….until now.

We all are actually carrying around with us the perfect measuring device…our hand.  It is specialized to our size and can help measure out the perfect portion for each of us individually.

If you can remember these simple rules, you’ll be miles ahead toward solving the serving size dilemma.

1.  A portion of complex carbs from veggies is…

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  1. We went on a cruise last year, and skipped the buffet. We always ate in the dining room. It was eye-opening. An appetizer was 2 bites of sometimes. A meal was a plate that wasn’t covered, and dessert was little more than a bite or two either. But, we were still full. We came back from the cruise weighing less than we did when we left, and nobody believed it! It gave us a good idea though of sizes, and even now, 5 months later, we are still better at figuring out portions than we were before.

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