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Do You Have Portion Distortion?

Do You Have Portion Distortion?

by Evelyn Tribole, R.D.

Overeating is, obviously, a one-way street to weight gain. That's why it's time to take this quiz and find out whether your portion perception is on track or off the charts.

A typical bagel is nutritionally equal to four slices of bread.
1 of 7 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

Your waiter delivers your entrée with broccoli on the side, as you requested. You know it's an appropriate portion because it's the size of:
2 of 7 questions

Option A

A mango.

Option B

A can of soup.

Option C

A tight fist.

Option D

Your palm.

When you shop for fish, you estimate how much to purchase by assuming that each person needs a portion the size of:
3 of 7 questions

Option A

A compact disc.

Option B

An ice cube.

Option C

Your palm.

Option D

A Palm Pilot.

At a buffet, you dish yourself up some rice, making sure it's about the size of:
4 of 7 questions

Option A

A softball.

Option B

A tennis ball.

Option C

A golf ball.

Option D

A marble.

The place where you usually have brunch uses just the right amount of batter for its pancakes; you can tell, because each one is the perfect amount for a single serving of grains, which is the size of:
5 of 7 questions

Option A

A Frisbee.

Option B

A makeup compact.

Option C

A silver dollar.

Option D

A compact disc.

One serving of orange juice is equal to 16 ounces.
6 of 7 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

At a cocktail party, you make a beeline for the cheese platter. You allow yourself just a couple of servings, and each one is the size of:
7 of 7 questions

Option A

A sugar cube.

Option B

A 9-volt battery.

Option C

A business card.

Option D

A deck of cards.