Ever wonder just how much is in a serving? Sure, if you take a look at the nutrition facts label, it tells you exactly. But unless you have a food scale or a measuring cup handy, it can be a little difficult and frustrating to try to figure out "x" amounts of grams or ounces or most any other measure.
Here's a handy guide to some of the most common things we eat to help you control your portions while putting your meals together.
MEAT: Single serving: 3 ounces cooked. Size comparison: A deck of cards. Calories: 150
PASTA: Single serving: 1 cup cooked. Size comparison: Baseball. Calories: 180-210
BUTTER: Single serving: 1 tablespoon. Size comparison: Bottle top of a gallon milk jug. Calories: 100
NUTS: Single serving: 1 ounce. Size comparison: Short shot glass. Calories: 170
POTATO: Single serving: 3 ounces. Size comparison: Computer mouse. Calories: 90 calories
OIL: Single serving: 1 tablespoon. Size comparison: 1/2 walnut shell. Calories: 120
STRAWBERRIES: Single serving: 1 cup. Size comparison: Baseball. Calories: 50
BAGEL: Single serving: 3-4 inches in diameter. Size comparison: Can of tuna. Calories: 190
CHEESE: Single serving: 1 ounce. Size comparison: Two dominos. Calories: 110
RICE: Single serving: 1/2 cup cooked. Size comparison: Cupped palm. Calories: 110
Calories are approximate.
Sources: webmd.com, nutritiondata.com, web.mit.edu