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Portion Distortion Quiz Answers

30 Sep

How do you think you did on the portion distortion quiz? Here are the maybeSHOCKING answers and reasons to the questions:

  1. B) hockey puck. Many bagels, muffins, pastries etc. are actually 2 or 3 servings. If this is the case, split it in half and save the rest for later.
  2. C) tennis ball. All veggies should equal the size and volume of a tennis ball. Aim for 3+ servings daily!
  3. B) half of a tennis ball. Picture a halved-tennis ball (domed side up) when eating whole grains like rice or pasta.
  4. A) golf ball. this one shocked me! you’d think since it’s still fruit, you could eat more-wrong! Dried fruits tend to be higher in sugar, so visualize the size of a golf ball when eating them.
  5. C) tennis ball. The same goes with whole fruits, they should equal the size and volume of a tennis ball. When faced between whole fruit and juice, pick the whole fruit. Juice lacks  fiber, vitamins, minerals and you’ll hungry soon after because your body doesn’t recognize fluids like it does solids.
  6. A) shot glass. yes, shot glasses can be used for more than one thing :p. Before spreading, imagine filling a shot glass (no packing!) and that’s the correct portion for all nut butters. Reduced fat or full? Your preference, but the reduced fat kinds have added sugar to make up for the missing fat. Fat=our friend!
  7. A) shot glass. It’s a small serving, but it’s easy to overeat nuts so portion out about a shot glass full and save the rest of the bag for later. The fat in nuts can help suppress your appetite and signal your brain that you’re full=a great snack!
  8. A) 4 dice. Choosing part-skim or 2% cheeses provides the same amount of calcium and protein in full fat versions!
  9. A) a thumb tip. Monounsaturated fats are a staple in a healthy diet.


Using common objects as visual aids for your meals is a foolproof way to ensure you’re eating the appropriate portions. Control your portion sizes-don’t let them control you!

Thank you Prevention for this eye-opening quiz!