Hi! My name is Noelle, and I am a guest blogger at defining someday. You can read all about my background and why I have been asked to contribute to this blog here.
Last Monday, I started my guest blogging here with the basics of healthy eating – Nutrition 101, Part 1. If you haven’t yet checked out the first of two concepts – the 10 basic steps to a healthier way of eating – check out my post from last week first!
Today, I’d like to introduce the second concept, understanding and serving appropriate portion sizes. Knowing what to eat is important, as is knowing how much of the right food is enough.
Portion Sizes: How much food is on your plate?
One meat portion is 3 oz (1 deck of cards).
One portion of peanut or almond butter is 2 Tbsp (1 golf ball).
One portion of fruit or cooked vegetables or pasta is ½ cup (1 tennis ball).
You may have more than one portion at a time, but are you having too much at once?
Now it’s your turn:
If you feel that you are eating the right foods, that’s great! Then the question becomes, are you eating too much of the right foods?
How do you train yourself to serve appropriate portions?
Noelle is a guest blogger on personal nutrition at defining someday. She is the founder and president of a nutritional consulting company, Registered Dietitian Services.