4 Tricks to Recharge Your Healthy-Eating Resolutions (Page 5)

You’re working hard to eat healthier but the scale isn’t budging

The solution: Give yourself a refresher on portion sizes.
It could be that you’re eating more than you think you are. Three ounces of meat (or other protein) looks like a deck of cards, a medium potato should be the size of a computer mouse and a quarter cup of anything should be about as big as a golf ball. Measure out the recommended portion of cereal before you dump it in your bowl and see how far it fills the bowl. Find out how much your soup ladle holds: If it’s 3/4 of a cup, you’ll forever know that two scoops equal a satisfying 1-1/2 cup serving.

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