Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Making Thanksgiving Eating Easy

Lisa R. Young, Ph. D., R.D. wrote one of my favorite nutrition books, The Portion Teller. In it, Lisa explains just how super sized America has become. Common portions of chocolate bars, hamburgers, and potato chips have multiplied over the years and so have our waistlines. To mask the problem, our queen sized beds have become wider along with clothing sizes and stadium seats. 

I definitely don't want to be the Thanksgiving grinch, but I do want to share some portion sizing visuals developed by Lisa R. Young, Ph. D., R.D to help us enjoy all of the foods that we love without overdoing it. 

Meat or Poultry
3 oz = deck of cards

Salad Dressing
2 Tbl = shot glass

Butter or margarine
1 tsp = postal stamp

Rice or pasta, cooked
1/2c = 1/2 baseball

1 slice = CD case
Baked Potato or sweet potato
1 potato = computer mouse

Hope this helps!

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