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Portion Distortion!



Best thing I ever did was take 'the idea' to use measuring cups to control my portions. 1 Cup for protein 1 cup for starch/carbs and 2 cups for veg (Steamed, grilled, etc.) if it's a salad mixed - 2 cups (Then 1 cup after only if still hungry). This can be very easy and has helped me to curtail my portions down to a THIRD of what I USED to eat!

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Pasta with sauce - 1 cup pasta 1/2 cup sauce (or if it's 'meaty' maybe reverse the measurements) Scrambled eggs for the family in a huge pan? 1 cup scrambled eggs! saute some spinach & Mushroom (dry fry) for the side!

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  • Thank you. I have been measuring on and off - mostly off - this is easy and will bring me to reality! emoticon - by JLKCANADA
  • What a great idea! So easy to remember and do. Thank you for letting everyone know how to do this. emoticon - by SNOWWALKER
  • Thank you for this idea. I am just beginning my weight loss journey and I like the idea of measuring. It's hard to stop thinking big portions, and I'm sure I would guessing them wrong. emoticon - by COOLMAMAW06
    This is beginning to work for me too. I thought I could look at something and tell if it was a cup or half a cup. Boy was I surprised when I actually started measuring. I was way off and just fooling myself. This website and program is giving me new hope. - by KWEYEN

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