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  • These are GUIDES only.

    The bread, cereal, rice and pasta group
    1 cup of potatoes, rice, pasta – is a tennis ball, ice cream scoop
    1 pancake – is a compact disc (CD)
    1/2 cup cooked rice – is a cupcake wrapper full
    1 piece of cornbread – is a bar of soap
    1 slice of bread – is an audiocassette tape
    1 cup of pasta, spaghetti, cereal – is a fist
    2 cups of cooked pasta – is a full outstretched hand

    The vegetable group
    1 cup of green salad – is a baseball or a fist
    1 baked potato – is a fist
    3/4 cup tomato juice – is a small Styrofoam cup
    1/2 cup cooked broccoli – is a scoop of ice cream, a light bulb
    1/2 cup serving – is 6 asparagus spears; 7 or 8 baby carrots or carrot sticks; 1 ear of corn on the cob

    The fruit group
    1/2 cup grapes (15 grapes) – is a light bulb
    1/2 cup of fresh fruit – is 7 cotton balls
    1 medium size fruit – is a tennis ball or a fist
    1 cup of cut-up fruit – is a fist
    1/4 cup raisins – is a large egg

    The milk, yogurt and cheese group
    1-1/2ounces of cheese – is a 9-volt battery, 3 dominoes or your index and middle fingers
    1 ounce of cheese – is a pair of dice or your thumb
    1 cup of ice cream – is a large scoop the size of a baseball

    The meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs and nut group
    2 tablespoons of peanut butter – is a ping-pong ball
    1 teaspoon of peanut butter – is a fingertip
    1 tablespoon of peanut butter – is a thumb tip
    3 ounces cooked meat, fish, poultry – is a palm, deck of cards, cassette tape
    3 ounces grilled/baked fish – is a checkbook
    3 ounces cooked chicken – is a chicken leg and thigh or breast

    Fats, oils and sweets
    1 teaspoon butter, margarine – is the size of a stamp as thick as your finger or thumb tip
    2 tablespoons salad dressing – is a ping-pong ball

    Snack foods
    1 ounce of nuts or small candies – is one handful
    1 ounce of chips or pretzels – is two handfuls
    1/2 cup of potato chips, crackers or popcorn – is one man’s handful
    1/3 cup of potato chips, crackers or popcorn – is one woman’s handful

    Serving dishes/utensils
    1/2 cup – is a small fruit bowl, a custard cup or mashed potato scoop
    1-1/2 cups – is a large cereal/soup bowl
    1-1/2 cups of pasta, noodles – is a dinner plate, not heaped
    1/2 cup of pasta, noodles – is a cafeteria vegetable dish

    You might want to know that…

    1 cupped hand holds 2 tablespoons of liquid if you don’t have measuring spoons
    1 slice of bread is one ounce or 1 serving; some rolls or bagels weigh 3 to 5 ounces or more making them equal to 3 to 5 servings of bread.

    OOPS forgot

    What is a Serving?

    Bowls containing grapes, peaches, and plums Grains: 1 slice of bread, 1 ounce of ready-to-eat cereal, 1/2 cup of cooked cereal, rice or pasta (about the size of a 1/2 baseball).

    Vegetables: 1 cup of raw leafy vegetables (about the size of a small fist), 1/2 cup of other vegetables or 1/2 cup of vegetable juice.

    Fruits: 1 medium fruit (medium is defined as the size of a baseball); 1/2 cup chopped, cooked or canned fruit; or 1/2 cup juice.

    Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans and Nuts: 2 to 3 ounces of cooked lean meat, poultry or fish; 1/2 cup cooked dry beans; or 2 tablespoons of peanut butter.

    Milk, Yogurt and Cheese: 1 cup of fat-free or low-fat milk or yogurt, 1 1/2 ounces fat-free or low-fat cheese.

    This is my favourite way of seeing how much of the various food groups I should be eating. It’s visual, it’s simple. It’s colourful.


    wow this a great site the visual is so helpful

    thanks although i’m low carb wheatfree


    The Aetiology of Obesity Part 6 of 6: Dietary Villains – Fat Phobia

    i’m still watching all others not done yet

    worth repeating (i always try 2 put the link again when commenting on a link we can’t 4 get the newbies 😀 )

    “I should be eating. It’s visual, it’s simple. It’s colorful.”

    could u also contribute this 2 ur link i think it should b part of that thread don’t u? & ur tips/recommendations 2 on this site

    everything a newbie/poster might want 2 c, use & read

    happy nonfastdays & fastdays & 5/2 & 4/3 & adf or 4/2/1 or 3/3/1 or adf w/1 & the fdl (fastday lifestyle) 😀

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