Learn Portion Control
Protein = Hockey Puck
Stick to a three-ounce serving of meat, fish or poultry. It should take up approximately a quarter of your plate.
Veggies = Baseball
A one-cup serving of vegetables is about the size of a baseball, but feel free to have more if they're not cooked in butter or topped with cheese.
Cooked Grains = Billiard Ball
Don't fill up your plate with spaghetti or rice. Limit cooked starches to about the size of a billiard ball.
Salad Dressing = Ping-Pong Ball
Keep servings of salad dressing to two tablespoons, about the size of a ping-pong ball.
Dip = Golf Ball
Even if you're dunking raw vegetables, limit servings of creamy dips to about a quarter-cup, the size of a golf ball.
Sweets = Tennis Ball
After your entrée, limit your portion of ice cream to a half-cup.