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!
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.
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.
A portion of pasta is 70g, but it will expand to look like more after cooking, and has 247 calories.
A portion of potatoes should be 235g with 172 calories per portion – eat the skin for extra nutrients.
Vegetables should be in portions of 80g, there’s 27 calories in these carrots and they count as one of your five a day.
Fruit is also 80g per portion, with 28 calories in these blueberries, even overeating fruit or vegetables can lead to weight gain.
A portion of crisps is 30g, roughly equal to a normal packet of crisps, which contains 153 calories and 7.6g of fat.
A portion of a sandwich type biscuit is around 14g – which is just 1 biscuit, if Bourbon is your snack of choice.