When it comes to maintaining a healthy weight, there is so much talk about portion size. Since we're living in the age of Super Size Me, bottomless this, and all-you-can-eat that, we've really lost sight of what an actual serving size is.
Keep on reading to see a chart showing what a serving size of most foods looks like.
||One Serving Equals . . .
|Breads, pasta, cereal, cooked grain, etc.
- One slice of bread (size of CD case)
- Half a bagel (size of a hockey puck)
- One-cup cereal (two hands cupped together)
- Half-cup cooked grain or pasta (one cupped palm)
- One piece of fruit (size of a tennis ball)
- Half-cup cut-up fruit, raw, cooked, frozen, or canned (size of seven cotton balls)
- One-quarter cup dried fruit
- Three quarters cup 100 percent fruit juice
- Half cup cut up veggie, raw, cooked, frozen, or canned (looks like the bulb part of a lightbulb)
- Half-cup cooked, canned or frozen legumes
- One-cup leafy greens
- Three quarters cup 100 percent vegetable juice
|Meat, chicken, or fish
- One ounce of cheese (two nine-volt batteries)
- Half-cup ice cream, cottage cheese, or pudding
- One-cup milk or yogurt
- One-third cup (small handful)
- One-tablespoon nut butter (size of both your thumbs)