Posts Tagged ‘portions’

Eat This Not That Quiz »

Written: January 1, 2010 By: In: Fit Resources

One positive with operating more programs than just Diet Grader is that I’m often introduced to many cool new programs.  Right now I’m starting a review on my personal blog of a company called MyClassPro.

Promotional content tends to get more conversational in a Blog.

Knowing that to be true I quickly jumped into their blog.  While there I found an interesting video quiz that might be fun for those who travel through the Diet Grader site.

I’m not so certain that the quiz result is the “perfect” way to start each day, but based on the choices offered it seems to be making sense.

Required of a Healthful Lifestyle »

Written: September 29, 2009 By: In: Fitness

…A healthful lifestyle requires planning, proficiency and practice in making appropriate choices, estimating portion sizes and diligence in monitoring energy intake and activity.  These skills take time to develop and maintain. Reducing portion sizes appears to be the most important weight gain prevention strategy for everyone.

Above is an excerpt from an August issue of “Club Business for Entrepreneurs” journal written by Kathy Thames, MS, RD, LD. We’ll be providing pieces of this article for added information and assistance in your dietary challenges.

Our favorite quote (least favorite fact), “Eight out of 10 people who start a diet choose one that is guaranteed to fail”.  Using Diet Grader will help you evaluate your diet.

Portion Sizes of Meals »

Written: September 27, 2009 By: In: Holistic

There are several factors that combine to encourage and sustain the ever swelling American waistline.  The failure to appropriately determine portion size of meals is one of the primary culprits.

Portion sizes, whether delivered from the finest restaurant, the cheapest fast food joint, or from our own kitchens tend to be far beyond the portion size needs for healthful energized living.

Determining the portion sizes of meals can seem difficult, but with a few common sense comparison tricks you can improve your caloric intake efforts. Check out the following tips from exrx.net

  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml)
    • about the size of the top half of your thumb
  • 1 ounce (28 g)
    • approximately inch cube of cheese
    • volume of four stacked dice
    • slice of cheese is about the size of a 3 1/2 inch computer disk
    • chunk of cheese is about as thick as 2 dominoes
    • 1 handful (palm) of nuts
  • 2 ounces (57 g)
    • 1 small chicken leg or thigh
    • 1/2 cup of cottage cheese or tuna

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