What a Portion Looks Like

By: EatingWell Editors
Measure your intake for accuracy.
* 1 teaspoon oil = Tip of your thumb
* 1 tablespoon salad dressing = Your whole thumb
* 2 tablespoons peanut butter = Ping-Pong ball
* 1-2 ounces nuts = Your cupped hand
* 11/2 ounces cheese = 9-volt battery
* 1/2 cup cottage cheese = Tennis ball
* 1 cup cereal = Baseball
* 1 small baked potato = Computer mouse
* 3-ounce serving of meat, fish or poultry = Cassette tape
* 1 standard pancake or waffle = 4-inch DVD