Wednesday, September 06, 2006
…Obviously, restaurant and fast-food portions are gimongous! There are enough fries in there to fence your house.
…They beg you to make it larger. (“Yes, supersize me, I need to buy all new clothes.”)
…HA’s kid uses a Big Gulp cup for milk. That is one big…well, you get the idea.
…People apparently are too damn dumb to know what a portion is. Taking a lead from this notion, researchers asked people how much they ate the day before. Guess what? They were too damn dumb!
…See if this helps. A meat portion is the size of a deck of cards.
...A fish portion can be the size of a checkbook.
…Two tablespoons of peanut butter = pingpong ball.
…Pancake = compact disk (3 per customer).
…Bagel = hockey puck (many are twice this or more).
…Cheese = size of four dice.
…Pasta = tennis ball. (Man, really?)
…Tip: Try measuring once. Then you will remember it.
…Those Lean Cuisines—seriously, that’s a portion.
…Focus on soups, stews, fruits, veggies. They fill you up and have lots of water.
…This one is so sad. There is a pie portion measurer you can buy. Go to www.fantes.com. Want to guess how many pieces in a pie?
…Hate to break it to you: 12.