Are Your Portion Sizes Too Big?

Nutracheck, UK calorie counter website & App, reveals how much you should be eating.

It’s no news that the size of meals in restaurants has been growing steadily over the years, but what about the meals you serve at home? Have your portion sizes been growing, too, and your waistline along with them? Check out the portion sizes below and you could start losing weight today!

Hands holding red steak
A portion of red meat is 120g and has 162 calories and 5.4g of fat. Although small amounts of protein regularly throughout the day are good for you, try not to have red meat too often.
Hands holding salmon
A portion of fish is 125g which contains 271 calories and 18.8g of fat. A healthy diet should include at least two portions of fish a week, including one of oily fish.

Hands holding pasta
A portion of pasta is 70g, but it will expand to look like more after cooking, and has 247 calories.
Hands holding a potato
A portion of potatoes should be 235g with 172 calories per portion – eat the skin for extra nutrients.
Hands holding carrot batons
Vegetables should be in portions of 80g, there’s 27 calories in these carrots and they count as one of your five a day.

Hands holding blueberries
Fruit is also 80g per portion, with 28 calories in these blueberries, even overeating fruit or vegetables can lead to weight gain.
Hands holding crisps
A portion of crisps is 30g, roughly equal to a normal packet of crisps, which contains 153 calories and 7.6g of fat.
Hands holding a bourbon
A portion of a sandwich type biscuit is around 14g – which is just 1 biscuit, if Bourbon is your snack of choice.

Hands holding cheese
Cheese should be around 30g for one portion, which is 125 calories. Three portions gives you your dairy allowance for the day.
Hands holding cheese
A portion of chocolate is 30g, containing 159 calories.

Moira Chisholm

I'm the Health Editor on My Weekly and am always interested to hear what's new in this fascinating field. I also deal with the gardening, shopping pages, general features, our website content and the Ask Helen problem page. I have a special interest in Christmas content because I'm on the team for Your Best Ever Christmas Magazine, too!