Friday, July 10, 2009

Healthy Bits

A serving of beef/chicken/fish is 2-3 oz! If you eat a quarter pound burger, you are eating more than a serving! See portion guide below using link.

If you are going to eat fast food, opt for a kids meal! Although not very healthy, its healthier than a regular size meal. If you are not going to count calories, at least be honest with yourself about your serving sizes. And if you are going to have seconds, make it veggies.

from spark people....
The Portion Distortion Guide
A List of Serving Sizes
-- By Nicole Nichols, Fitness Instructor & Health Educator
Selecting the right foods also means choosing portions that are proper serving sizes. The terms "portion" and "serving" are often used interchangeably, but they don't mean the same thing. A "portion" is the amount of food you choose to eat for meals or snacks (like a plateful of pasta or a handful of raisins). In comparison a "serving" is the amount of food that experts recommend you eat (like 1 cup of milk or 1 ounce of bread). Servings are listed on a food's nutrition facts label too. When choosing your portion, try to make it as close as possible to these recommended serving sizes.

See portion sizes on spark spark people's site...

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