Estimating Portion Sizes with Everyday Objects
Last updated: September 2023
Controlling portion sizes is a key part of managing your blood glucose levels.1
Tips for estimating portion sizes
Most people tend to overestimate portion sizes, meaning they eat more than they really should. At home, it’s easier to measure portion sizes because you can use measuring devices like a food scale or measuring cups.1
But when you are eating out, it can be harder to estimate the proper portion of a given food. One handy trick is to refer to the sizes of well-known, everyday objects that you have around the house. Here’s a handy tool that provides appropriate serving sizes for several different foods and the objects that represent the proper portion.1
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