- A baseball or size of your fist would be one serving of vegetables or fruit
- A tennis ball measures about as much as ½ cup of food (for example, ½ cup ice cream)
- Golf ball or large egg is about a ¼ cup of dried fruit or nuts
- Six dice or one domino would equal one serving of cheese
- Deck of cards or the palm of your hand is the equivalent of a serving of meat, fish or poultry (3 oz.)
- Tip of your thumb equals about one-teaspoon of your favorite nut butter
- Computer mouse is the same size as one serving of a baked potato
- CD (compact disc) equals the serving size of a waffle of pancake
- Check book equals a 3 oz. serving of fish
- A rounded handful is about one half cup cooked or raw veggies or cut fruit, a piece of fruit, or ½ cup of cooked rice or pasta
Here’s a few more tips to help you cut down on how much your eat and therefore, take care of your natural health. Look at your plate of food. Roughly half of your plate should be full of vegetables, one-quarter should be your protein, and the last one-quarter should be your starch.
Read the labels on the package before you eat. Every one of them displays the serving size. A serving size can be different from a healthy portion size.