Food Portions and Serving Sizes
Sometimes all it takes to start losing weight is to simply get a handle on your portions. No new mom has time to weigh every thing she pops in her mouth; instead use this quick cheat sheet to avoid portion distortion.
By Cinya Burton
One serving of the Grains Group is a pancake. That pancake should be the size of a compact disc. It's okay to have more than one pancake. The Food Guide Pyramid recommends 6 to 11 servings of the Grains Group (Bread, Cereal, Rice and Pasta) daily. A rule of thumb is to pick a variety from each food group to meet your daily servings (in other words you don't want 6 pancakes to meet your Grain quota).
You can adjust servings according to your age and weight.