* 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.
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)
Cooking Oil or Salad Dressing
Meat, Beans, Tofu, Fish (2-3 Per day)
Servings of whole grains, brown rice, or al dente pasta (5-10 servings per day)
Fruits (2-4 per day)
Vegetables (3-5 per day)
No- Fat Dairy, Skim Milk or Yogurt (2-3 per day)
And, as always avoid chips, fries, juices, sodas, white breads, crackers, white rice, sugary sweets, and heavy creams, except on occasion.