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Visual Reminder: What Portion Sizes Look Like

Serving sizes have grown so much in recent years that we barely remember what an average portion is supposed to look like. When restaurants offer us tremendous amounts of food, it's difficult to put down the fork and say "done," even after you're full. Overeating can sabotage your goals of reaching or maintaining a healthy weight, so here's a visual guideline from ABC showing how big the portion sizes on your plate should be.

Food Portion Size
3 oz. of meat Deck of cards
Baked potato Computer mouse
Bagel Hockey puck
Potato chips, pretzels, popcorn Teacup
Rice Cupcake wrapper
1 oz. of cheese Roll of film
Nuts Egg
Pasta Lightbulb

To see a video clip about portion sizes from ABC,


Fit Tip: Curious to know more about what serving size measurements look like? Then check out this handy chart.


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