“Handy” Guide to Serving Sizes
There’s a reason Nutrition Bites tag line is “helping you get healthier in little bites” 🤓 Well many actually but here’s one:
Many people struggle with their personal nutrition and healthy eating. The information is out there, but not marketed well (free resources backed by the government rarely get promo book tours and spots on the Shopping Network).
When was the last time you looked at Canadas’s Food Guide? After so much misinformation (too much information is now confusing us!) and distrust, what do you believe?
Studies show that there is an obvious overconsumption of food and calories in many countries (North American one’s topping the list). I believe one huge factor is the lack of knowing what true recommended servings sizes. (Another is the psychology behind why we eat… to be continued in another blog post).
Here’s a picture perfect, “handy” guide to teach you. And you can keep it “on hand” when you are eating out too! (No measuring cup or scale required.)
Here’s a guide by Eat Right Ontario that’s backed by Registered Dietitians, nutrition professionals (like me – PHEc extraordinaire!) and organizations (like ‘NSTEP). It makes it simple and once you see how much you are eating, you might want to take a look at how many servings are recommended again (I’ll give you the benefit that you’ve looked before…..hoping!).