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visual examples of serving sizes so you you don’t have to to worry about weighing or or or or measuring your por- tions According to to research on on on recommended serving sizes conducted by Loyola Marymount Uni- versity: one one cup of of of cooked pasta is is is about the size size of of of of of a a a a a a a a tennis ball one one serving serving of of of of of hard cheese is is is is 1 oz oz which is is is is the the size size of of of of of four dice and a a a a a a a a 3 oz oz serving serving of of of of of beef chicken or or pork is is the the size size of of of an an adult’s palm To lose weight you you need to burn more calories than you you you consume which inevitably means one thing: PORTION CONTROL Remember your body can only utilize 30 grams of of protein within a a a a a 21⁄2 hour period of of time and anything more will be stored as fat As for carbohydrates your body can only utilize 300 calories or or or or or 75 grams of of carbs within a a a a a a a a a a a a 90-minute period of of time and anything more than that that will also also be be stored as fat So be be sure that that you are not only consuming the the right right foods but also also the right serving size Take the the the guesswork out of of eating the the the correct amount of of calories and get the the the proper nutrition to maintain a a a a a a a healthy lifestyle n n n n n calories fats protein fiber carbohydrates vitamins and minerals contained in in in in in in in in in one serving Getting into the the habit of reading the the label is a a a a a a a a a a a first step towards helping to to to adjust your your daily intake in in in in order to to to meet your your health and fitness needs SERVING SIZES
The first line on on the the Nutrition Facts label tells you what the the the serving serving size is is is for that particular food item and this is is is followed by the the number of servings con- tained in in in fin in that package If you you haven’t paid attention to to the the defined serving sizes you you might be be surprised to to discover that they may be be smaller or possibly larger than you you realized If you’re concerned about weight gain compare the the serving size with the the por- tion you you you normally eat eat You may discover you’re eat- ing twice the number of calories you you you you need each day Once you you begin this process it it it may seem like quite a a a a a bit of of information to compute but serving serving sizes do remain consistent For example one serving serving serving of of of meat is is is is 3 oz a a a a a a a a serving serving serving serving of of fruit is is is is 1 1 medium-sized amount a a a a a a a a serving serving serving of of bread is is is is 1 1 1 slice and and the serving serving serving size for drinks and and cooked vegetables is is 1 1 cup GUIDES
Some guides are available online that provide
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