What a Portion Looks Like

By EatingWell Editors, Joyce Hendley

Measure your intake for accuracy.

"i am a visual person, love these visuals "

* 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
* 11ā„2 ounces cheese = 9-volt battery
* 1ā„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

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