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Portion Sizes: A Quick & Easy Guide

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* This is part of a year-long weekly series called “52 Weeks to Eating better than Ever”. Click on the side bar for more information and to read the previous essays.
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Portion sizes are probably the single most important thing in managing weight and eating healthy, and eating healthy is also all about simplicity.  
 
Simple ways of doing things add up in the long run! 
 
Use this as a guide to portion sizes for specific food groups:
 
Two Playing Dice (2 per day)
 
Regular cheese
Nuts
Cooking Oil or Salad Dressing
 
Playing Card
 
Meat, Beans, Tofu, Fish (2-3 Per day)
 
Index Card
 
Servings of whole grains, brown rice, or al dente pasta (5-10 servings per day)
 
Baseball
 
Fruits (2-4 per day)
Vegetables (3-5 per day)
No- Fat Dairy, Skim Milk or Yogurt (2-3 per day)
 
Softball
 
Salads
 
And, as always avoid chips, fries, juices, sodas, white breads, crackers, white rice, sugary sweets, and heavy creams, except on occasion.  

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