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How to Judge the Size of ServingsC“MO CALCULAR EL TAMA‘O DE LAS PORCIONES

How to Judge Size of Servings

Some foods are weighed in ounces. Some are measured in spoons or cups. Others, like fruits, are based on an average, or medium, size. Below are some serving sizes and tips to help you judge just what 1 serving looks like.

 

Ounces

  • A serving of meat, poultry, or fish is 2 to 3 ounces.

  • A serving of natural cheese is 11/2 ounces. A serving of processed cheese is 2 ounces.

 

Dominos
1 ounce of cheese is about the size of a domino.
Deck of cards
3 ounces is about the size and thickness of a deck of cards.

 

 

A Medium-Sized Piece

  • A serving of fresh, whole fruit is 1 medium-sized piece.

  • A serving of melon is one 2-inch slice.

 

small fist
A medium-sized fruit is about the size of a small fist.
3 fingers
A 2-inch slice of melon is about the width of 3 fingers.

 

 

   Tablespoons and Teaspoons

  • A serving of peanut butter is 2 tablespoons.

  • A serving of salad dressing is 1 tablespoon.

  • A serving of fat, oil, or sugar is 1 teaspoon.

 

penny
A teaspoon is about the size of a penny.
quarter
A tablespoon is about the size of a quarter.
walnut
2 tablespoons is about the size of a walnut.

 

 

   Cups

  • A serving of these foods is 1/2 cup: cooked cereal, rice, dried beans, or pasta; cooked or chopped raw vegetables; chopped, cooked, or canned fruit.

  • A serving of vegetable or fruit juice is 3/4 cup.

  • A serving of these foods is 1 cup: raw, leafy vegetables, berries, milk, or yogurt.

  • A serving of ready-to-eat cereal is 1/2 cup,  3/4 cup, or 1 cup. The "Nutrition Facts" label tells you just how much 1 serving is.

 

carton of yogurt
1 cup is about the size of an 8-ounce carton of yogurt.
ice cream scoop
1/2 cup is about the size of an ice cream scoop.
styrofoam cup
3/4 cup is the size of a standard styrofoam cup.

Publication Source: American Dietetic Association

Publication Source: National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

Publication Source: Weight Control Information Network

Online Source: American Dietetic Association

Online Source: National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

Online Source: Weight Control Information Network

Date Last Reviewed: 2005-11-16T00:00:00-07:00

Date Last Modified: 2002-07-09T00:00:00-06:00

 

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I was diagnosed with persistent AFIB several months ago. I found Dr. Norris by a referral from another physician. Dr. Norris scheduled me for a cardiac ablation without delay. He thoroughly explained the procedure, risks and benefits prior to the procedure. Dr. Norris and his staff exhibited exceptional professionalism and interest in resolving my AFIB. One month post-op I am rhythm and feel great. Thank you Dr. Norris and staff. I truly feel like I have my life back again.
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