Figure out how big your portions really are:
Measure a fixed amount of some foods and drinks to see what they look like in your glasses and plates. For example, measure 1 cup of juice to see what 1 cup of liquid looks like in your favorite glass.
- Measure how much the bowls, glasses, cups, and plates you usually use hold. Pour your breakfast cereal into your regular bowl. Then, pour it into a measuring cup. How many cups of cereal do you eat each day?
- To see what 1 cup, ½ cup, or 1 ounce of some different foods looks like, visit the recipe section on this website and find some of the foods you eat in each group.