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How big is a serving of chicken or meat?

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One 3-ounce serving of chicken or meat is about the size of a deck of cards, and a 3-ounce serving of fish is about the size of a checkbook. A 1-cup serving is about the size of a baseball, and a half-cup serving is about the size of a lightbulb. An ounce (2 tablespoons) is about the size of a golf ball.

SOURCES: 

American Heart Association: “How Can I Avoid Weight Gain When I Stop Smoking?”

American Cancer Society: “Staying Tobacco-free After You Quit Smoking.”

Mayo Clinic: “Why is weight gain common after you quit smoking? What can I do to avoid it?”

Smokefree.gov: “Managing Portion Size.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 14, 2019

SOURCES: 

American Heart Association: “How Can I Avoid Weight Gain When I Stop Smoking?”

American Cancer Society: “Staying Tobacco-free After You Quit Smoking.”

Mayo Clinic: “Why is weight gain common after you quit smoking? What can I do to avoid it?”

Smokefree.gov: “Managing Portion Size.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 14, 2019

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