By: Mary Pat Baldauf
On first glance, a deck of cards, dice and dominoes may seem more suitable in a casino than your pantry. Now thanks to a recent feature on EverydayHealth.com, you can use these and other everyday items to picture proper portion sizes.
You may be eating better, but if you’re not controlling your portions, you could be sabotaging your weight-loss and healthy eating efforts. But because no one wants to use measuring cups and scales for every little thing, the real trick to portion control is learning to eyeball portion sizes of common foods.
To summarize Everyday Health’s handy guide, here’s how you can use everyday items to help picture proper portion sizes:
|Food||Portion Size||Everyday Item|
|Meat||Three ounces||Deck of cards|
|Fruit||Half-cup||Light bulb or baseball|
|Baked potato||Small||Women’s fist|
|Cheese||Half-Cup||Four dice or two dominoes|
|Red wine||Four ounces||Tea cup|
|Dark chocolate||One ounce||Pack of dental floss|