So What is A Serving Size?
Most serving sizes - at home and in restaurants - are much too large. For example, the recommended two-ounce serving of meat is approximately the size of a junior hamburger at a fast-food restaurant. However, the smallest steak on a menu might be six ounces - three times the recommended serving size. Although we don't take scales and measuring cups to the dinner table with us, we can use some easy guidelines for determining serving sizes:
One serving of meat, fish, or chicken should be about the size of a deck of cards.
A half-cup is about the same amount as a handful; one cup would be a double handful
When eating out, ask if you can have a half portion, take home half your meal to eat the next day or share your meal with a friend.