I don’t know about you guys but I’m too scared to weigh myself after Christmas!! I’ve already started to cut out the ‘baddies’ such as chocolate and crisps and I do plan to get back to the gym on Monday!
But my main issue with my diet is portion size; what exactly is the correct size? I thought I’d do a little research about it and share my findings with you. Here’s to a happy, healthy 2010…
Portions of meat should equal the size of a pack of playing cards
When it comes to veggies I always think the more the merrier. But we should try and eat a small amount a day at the very minimum. Remember the ‘at least 5 portions of fruit and veggies a day’ rule! It’s not a lot really, especially since we can include juice too.
For me, pasta is the hardest thing to measure correctly. I always put too much in the pan! A handful of pasta is plenty and for spaghetti, why not invest in a spaghetti measurer to help you?
Let’s not get too caught-up in the whole portion size thing though… it’s just good to know, right?
with thanks to foodnetwork.com and Reader’s Digest
posted by Emily