Since you all know I’ve mounted a rescue mission for my wardrobe I thought I’d share a few things I’ve learned while keeping my food diary. One of the biggest is related to portion size. I think that is something American’s struggle with in general. I find I have a hard time judging the amount of any given item when I am away from home and don’t typically carry measuring cups and spoons with me. Frankly, I don’t know what one ounce looks like. So I searched for some other visuals to help guide me. You know, like a deck of cards equals a serving of meat. (It is really the only one I can ever remember.)

I thought this guide from Prevention Magazine was really nice since it is all based on your hand which is always with you.

Do you have any tricks for keeping portions in check while out and about?

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