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What does 8 ounces of food look like?

I was reading on CNN about a woman who lost 232 pounds after her doctor gave her 4 "tips" for losing weight and one of them was eat 8 ounces of food very 3 hours. What is 8 ounces of food? Like you can't carry a scale around all the time!

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Asked by brighteyesbryar at 1:09 PM on Apr. 22, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

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  • I guess you could say the size of a small block of cheese. like the palm of your hand...?

    Answer by But_Mommie at 1:11 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • The look of normal portion sizes
    1 oz. meat: size of a matchbox

    3 oz. meat: size of a deck of cards or bar of soap—the recommended portion for a meal

    8 oz. meat: size of a thin paperback book

    3 oz. fish: size of a checkbook

    1 oz. cheese: size of 4 dice

    Medium potato: size of a computer mouse

    2 Tbs. peanut butter: size of a ping pong ball

    1/2 cup pasta: size of a tennis ball

    Average bagel: size of a hockey puck.


    Answer by Dahis at 1:15 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • Depends on the food.... as to what it "looks" like.
    8oz of marshmallows is going to look like more compared to an 8oz steak.

    Answer by MrsDAP at 1:22 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • 1 cup size.

    Answer by HomeAlone45 at 9:16 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • I GOTTA KNOW-what were the other four tips?

    Answer by JackieGirl007 at 12:55 AM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • @ JackieGirl007 -> There were 4 tips:
    1) Eat 8 oz. of food every 3 hours.
    2) No sugary drinks
    3) Do not skip meals
    4) Do not tell anyone what you're doing.


    Answer by amytime99 at 10:04 AM on Jun. 4, 2011

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