Estimating portion sizes with everyday objects

Estimating Portion Sizes with Everyday Objects

Controlling portion sizes is a critical component to managing your blood glucose levels. Most people tend to overestimate portion sizes, thereby inadvertently consuming more than they really should. It’s easier to measure portion sizes while at home if you use measuring devices like a food scale or measuring cups, but when eating out, it can be more difficult to estimate what constitutes 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 associated objects that represent the proper portion. Feel free to print out a copy of the PDF we created to keep handy in your kitchen, or anywhere else you might find it useful!

Estimating portion sizes with everyday objects