I was taking a break from de-Christmasing and I think this is a great post about portion control– additional tips on managing portion size. It’s from the same blogger, Cindy, who gave me the information about the portion control tools.
Healthy eating includes making healthful food choices, which means knowing what and how much you eat. Picture in your mind what a plate of spaghetti looks like. That is a portion. You decided how much you put on your plate. According to the dietary guidelines, a serving of cooked pasta is a half-cup. Picture that plate again… is there just a half-cup of spaghetti on your plate?
A “portion” is the amount of a food you choose to eat at any one time. Portions can be bigger or smaller than a serving. A “serving” is a unit of measure for the amount of food recommended that you consume. A serving can be things like one slice of bread or 1/2 cup of pasta.
By reading the Nutrition Facts panel, you can compare different food products, make wise choices, and get an idea of what and how much you are consuming.
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