I think a serving size is what 1 person is supposed to eat at one sitting. Of course, people always overindulge . I know I eat several times what I should in one sitting, but I don't gain weight, and until I do I guess its fine.
I think that the serving sizes go back to the old food pyramid. Since 1 serving of ketchup is a tablespoon, 5-6 should equal the amt of vegetables that you should eat in a day. That's what I figure that it is.
Posts: 33294 From: Bandera, Texas, USA Registered: Jun 2003
The standard American "Serving Size" is the amount that is placed on your plate minus the amount that is thrown into the garbage. Usually this is very inexpensive. The standard American "Portion Size" is the "full" "Serving Size" you could have had, minus the amount provided to you. Typically you pay more for "Portion Size" because the you are getting a "Portion" of the larger "Serving Size" that way the food can go to other fatties like you instead of the garbage can.
Incidentaly "Portion Size" is directly associated with the "American Diet Plan" which is a plan reduces the fat in your wallet as well as the amount food consumed by most garbage cans.
It's pretty much a win win and you feel greatand look better doing it.
Posts: 29541 From: Detroit, MI Registered: Jul 2002