How Much Are You Really Eating? Perception vs. Reality
Want to stay trim and heart-healthy? Choose nutritious foods, but beware of portion distortion. Here, we show you typical portions of popular foods and compare them with actual serving sizes.
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To find out if your portions are on target, check the Nutrition Facts panel on the food’s packaging. Look for the number of servings in each container and the nutrients per serving. If you’re routinely eating more than one serving, you’ll need to do some multiplying to determine the amount of calories, fat, sugar and salt you’re actually eating.
To help you, we contrast typical portions with actual serving sizes for the popular foods above. Here are their true serving sizes: