While we might recognize the need to limit our caloric intake, and even the success attributed to closely monitoring nutritional numbers and values, the process of measuring food can be a bit overwhelming. So, let's talk about the basics. The key to utilizing portion control for weight loss or weight management is twofold: You need to have 1) a clear idea of what an appropriate and accurate portion size is, and 2) the forethought to measure out and plate your portions before eating. Mastering the art of eyeballing standard servings is an invaluable tool for smart meal planning and snacking.
Here are some “handy” visual cues for serving up proper portions.