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Today’s average portions of food served in restaurants is five times larger than it was 40 years. Eating out in restaurants has taught us to also adopt the supersize portions at home. So how do you go about getting your portions back to a healthy size?

One method is to use everyday objects to associate with a healthy portion size

  • A teaspoon of butter is roughly the same size as the tip of your thumb
  • Three ounces of meat is equal to a deck of cards
  • One cup of pasta is about the size of a tennis ball
  • One bagel is about the size of a hockey puck
  • 1 ½ ounces of cheese is the size of three dominoes
  • A half cup of vegetables is the size of a light bulb

Other ways to curb your portion size is to:

  • Use a luncheon size plate instead of a dinner size plate
  • Serve plates from the stove and keep serving dishes off the table
  • Take a small portion of a snack out of the bag and put the bag away or buy snack food individually packaged