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A serving of potato chips, one ounce. I weighed it rather than go with the "about 15 chips" serving size.
Seventy-five percent (75%) of the suggested serving size.
Twenty-five percent (25%) of a portion size. All the plates on this page are the same size, seven inches.
Portion reduction for something like chips may not seem like much, but remember, you also reduce portions of the sandwich that goes with it. But if this is the only change in your diet you make, see what happens...
REGULAR PORTION SIZES
1 ounce Lays Potato Chips = 150 calories
25% PORTION REDUCTION
3/4 ounce Lays = 112 calories
CALORIES SAVED = 38
Make a similar portion reduction everyday and lose 3.9 pounds in a year with no other diet or exercise changes. Doesn't sound like much does it? But consider the following...
Ever sit down and eat a big pile of chips? C'mon, everybody has! Check out what you could have had for the same calories!
3 PORTION SIZES
3 ounces chips = 450 calories
Or nearly the same amount of calories as any of the following...
Quarter Pounder w/cheese
10 piece McNuggets
Italian beef sandwich
4 Lammes Dark Chocolate Longhorns
12 large grilled shrimp
grilled kabob; pineapple slices, scallions, red & yellow peppers
corn on the cob with 1 tablespoon butter
Large chicken fajita w/onion, tomato, lettuce, guacamole, hot salsa
mixed leafy green salad with homemade dressing
I'm not so sure these things are as bad for us as many people claim. My favorite chip has three ingredients and tastes fresh, not like they were cooked in rancid oil. Just don't eat three servings at a time!
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