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The Daily Ardmoreite
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  • You may be eating better, but are you eating less? If you’re not controlling portions, you could be sabotaging your weight-loss efforts.
     
    Everydayhealth.com offers these picture guides to keep you on track
     
    Vegetables: A Tennis Ball
     
    The ball visual also works for raw or cooked vegetables. One serving of cooked veggies, such as carrots or broccoli, is a 1/2-cup, or about the size of a tennis ball. One serving of leafy greens is equal to one full cup, equal to a man’s fist, while the salad dressing you put on those greens should be equal to just 3/4 of a shot glass, Beauvais says. Aim for at least 21/2 cups of vegetables a day for a healthy weight-loss diet.
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