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Stick to a three-ounce serving of meat, fish or poultry. It should take up approximately a quarter of your plate.

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.

Don't fill up your plate with spaghetti or rice. Limit cooked starches to about the size of a billiard ball.

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For Meals

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.

For Snacks

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.


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Topics: TENNIS | PROTEIN | MEALS | CHEESE | SALAD | TENNIS BALL | VEGETABLES | SNACKS | BUTTER