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What's a healthy serving size for some common foods?

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What does a healthy serving size look like?

  • A cup of fruit should be no larger than your fist.
  • An ounce of meat or cheese is about the same as the size of your thumb from base to tip.
  • 3 ounces of meat, fish, or poultry (a normal serving) is about the size of your palm.
  • 1 to 2 ounces of nuts equals your cupped hand.

From: Losing Weight Without Fad Diets WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Nielsen, S. Jan. 22-29, 2003. Journal of the American Medical Association,

Young, L. , February 2002. American Journal of Public Health

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: "Eat Right Nutrition Tips."

CDC: "Physical Activity for Everyone."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 01, 2018

SOURCES:

Nielsen, S. Jan. 22-29, 2003. Journal of the American Medical Association,

Young, L. , February 2002. American Journal of Public Health

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: "Eat Right Nutrition Tips."

CDC: "Physical Activity for Everyone."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 01, 2018

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