Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Portion Sizes

Hey! Happy hump day!! I love hitting the middle of the week, the end of the week is always my favorite! And this week especially!!
Which means…
RED ROCK relay- MOAB!!! Running vaca with my girls!
I can’t wait!! Moab is one of my favorite places to be. Red Rocks, friendly home town feel, all you can eat buffet at ZaX, the T-shirt shop.. does it get any better?

Todays Workout: GPP, Body attack, Body Pump.

I came home from GPP and after playing out in the sun for a little I was ready for my recovery shake.
Wow, my counter is so clean..

In the mix
  • 1 C. Almond Milk
  • Ice
  • Spinach
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein
  • 1/2 C. Mixed frozen berries
  • 1/2 Banana
  • Pinch of xanthan gum
Nothing like a cold shake on a warm day!


are LOOONG for me.. and its always good to come home at the end of the day. Especially when dinner is waiting for me!
Grilled Chicken with Dijon mustard, Mixed veggies and half of a apple. Grilled Chicken is so good right off the grill!!
Dessert? Recipe coming soon!
Portion Sizes
You have probably all checked out the serving size on certain products from their nutritional stats and thought to yourself… SERIOUSLY?
I have the hardest time controlling my portions when it comes to certain things.. ahem.. almond butter.. cough cough.
Here are some other examples..

cream- 1/2 C. – Really.. that’s like two spoonful's.
Girl Scout Cookies—2 cookies. I don’t know about you but I know people who eat those by the sleeve.
Cereal—Portion sizes on cereal can range from 1/2 C- 1 C. Who really just eats 1/2 C. of cereal?
Tortilla Chips—Nothing is more addicting when paired with some gauc and salsa.. Do you ever stop at 7 chips??
Portion sizes are commonly ignored in todays world. I don't think that most of them are not "ideal" either! Which is why your bowl of cereal can easily top off at 500-600 calories!

In fact, portion sizes have exploded in restaurants, family parties, etc. More the better?

Its about time we all started paying attention to them. Portion sizes are not only important to pay attention to with desserts, processed foods (which I recommend are kept minimal) but in our fresh foods to!

Web MD has a great printable guide you can print and keep in your purse or tape to your fridge!
Check out your plate! I also recommend weighing and measuring your food if your focused on a weight loss goal. You may surprise yourself how much you may be consuming.
Source for both images

Interesting, yes? This will totally help me picture my portions a little better!

Q. Does portion size matter in your diet?
Q. What product or portion size surprises you? For Ex. Ice cream, cereal, or even fruit?
I almost always go over on almond butter and frozen bananas.. (portion size for a banana is only half!)


  1. YES! Portion is key for me. I can easily overdo it on certain foods, so I keep a kitchen scale on hand to check myself on things like peanut butter, cereal, etc.

  2. Hey Momma,

    It's Dawnie. Do you have room for one more on your red rock relay team?? I'm debating....

    p.s. huge fan of your blog! XOXO

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog Candace:) Wow that relay sounds amazing. You are going to have a great time! I haven't done a relay yet, but hope to do one within the next couple of years. I am excited for my tri, any tips for me?

  4. That is a great chart! Portion sizes are SO key!!

  5. Wow this was great thanks for the images for portion sizes! My almond butter secret is I scoop it out with a tablespoon... It's so little but I can manage to spread it over two slices of bagel thins :)