Portion Distortion

Portion Distortion

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An official serving of cooked meat is 100-120g (3-4 ounces). A good way to estimate this serving would
be to keep in mind that it is about the size of:

A deck of playing cards
A paperback novel
A video cassette

How much larger is a typical serving of pasta, compared to the recommended serving of 1 cup?

one and a half times
Two times
Three times
Four times

Twenty years ago, the typical cheeseburger had about 335 calories. How many calories does the
typical cheeseburger have today?

350
450
475
525

If you wanted to have a 30g (1 ounce) piece of cheese for a snack, that piece of cheese would be
about the same size as:

A match box
Your palm
Your thumb
A stick of butter

The official serving of French fries has about 200 calories. How many calories are in a typical â??largeâ??
order of French fries?

325
400
450
500

Pizza is no longer just some crust, with sauce and cheese. Itâ??s loaded down with meats and cheeses,
and some even have extra cheese in the crust. A recommended serving is a slice of cheese pizza
containing about 250 calories. About how many calories in a slice of a â??super-loadedâ?? meat and cheese
pizza?

300
350
400
450

A small box of unbuttered popcorn at the cinema will cost you just under 300 calories. How much for
a large tub of buttered popcorn?

400
500
600
800
more than 1,000

By how much have average portion sizes increased over the last 30 years?

10%
15%
25-50%
75%

A brownie recipe in the 1975 version of the US cookbook The Joy of Cooking stated that the recipe
made 30 brownies. The exact same recipe in the newest edition of the cookbook states that the recipe
makes how many brownies??

1
8
16
24
30

Some tricks that have been shown to work in helping you keep your portion sizes under control are:

Using smaller plates
Drinking out of glasses that are tall and skinny, rather than short and wide
Eating with a teaspoon instead of a soup spoon
Eating foods that are all the same colour
All of the above