I can’t possibly eat that many servings of vegetables, etc.!
Before you decide that you can’t eat as many servings of ANYTHING as suggested, think small fist, baseball, hockey puck and a computer mouse. These are all things that describe a “serving size.” The comparisons will help you eat more of the things you need and less of the things you don’t.
- One serving of raw leafy vegetables or a baked potato should be about the size of a small fist. A serving is a lot smaller than most people think.
- A cup of fat-free or low-fat milk or yogurt, or a medium fruit should equal about the size of a baseball.
- A half a bagel is about the size of a hockey puck and represents a serving from the grains group.
- Three ounces of cooked lean meat or poultry is about the size of a computer mouse. Three ounces of grilled fish is about the size of a checkbook.
- A teaspoon of soft margarine is about the size of one die.
- An ounce of fat-free or low-fat cheese is about the size of six stacked dice.