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Diet Tip #4: Find Out How Much Your Frequently-Used Bowls and Utensils Hold

Diet Tip #4: Find Out How Much Your Frequently-Used Bowls and Utensils Hold

At home, find out how much your frequently-used bowls and utensils hold. One time only, measure out the amount of soup that your ladle holds. If it’s 3/4 cup you’ll know forever that two scoops equal a satisfying 1 1/2-cup serving. On the flipside, you can measure out a given portion of a particular favorite food and serve it in the dish you’ll almost always use when you eat that food. Once you know that one serving of cereal reaches only halfway up your bowl, you’ll know to stop there. (This is a good trick to try with beverages too: perhaps with your favorite juice or wine glass.)

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