What a Portion Looks Like

Measure your intake for accuracy.

The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

By Joyce Hendley

* 1 teaspoon oil = Tip of your thumb * 1 tablespoon salad dressing = Your whole thumb * 2 tablespoons peanut butter = Ping-Pong ball * 1-2 ounces nuts = Your cupped hand * 11⁄2 ounces cheese = 9-volt battery * 1⁄2 cup cottage cheese = Tennis ball * 1 cup cereal = Baseball * 1 small baked potato = Computer mouse * 3-ounce serving of meat, fish or poultry = Cassette tape * 1 standard pancake or waffle = 4-inch DVD