Some days I do not know what “1 serving” looks like or how big “1 slice” of pizza really is. I used to think 1 slice of pie was 1/4 of the pie, when I read on the back of a box it was 1/16 I was appalled! And let’s not talk about how much one serving of ice cream REALLY is… isn’t it something like 1/2 cup. I wanted to cry when I saw that. I still remember when I first saw it. I thought they were joking when the pint of ice cream said 4 servings.
But the truth is, my mind is very warped when it comes to knowing what a serving of something is. So, I weigh my food. Especially protein, fruit, carbs/starches, grain and salad dressing. Sometimes vegetables, but go-figure, I’m not as warped in my thinking about the serving size of vegetables as I am the other stuff. My food scale, knows exactly how much 4 oz of brown rice is, or 4 oz of meat, or 4 oz of fruit, or 1 oz dressing. Today, I am grateful I can count on my scale to tell me exactly what one serving is.
Real tip — Ice cream is a weakness for me. It was my #1 comfort food. Creamy ice cream, and the thought of just having a mere 1/2 cup still saddens me. That is why I don’t bring it in my house. If I have any, I pay the price and eat it out, where someone else can just give me 1 serving and I’m done… to this day, I cannot trust myself to give me 1 serving of ice cream.
Welcome to my past world – that still wants to occasionally haunts me