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TIP OF THE DAY: Portion-Control Dishes

Portion-control dishes have subtle markings
that say, “Stop here.” Photo courtesy
Measure Up Bowl.


Whether it’s a bowl of granola for breakfast or a glass of wine with dinner, we rarely notice exactly how many ounces we’re consuming. Anyone who has been to Weight Watchers knows that weighing and measuring is the way to have your cake and eat it, too.

Portion-control dishes make it easy to check your portions.

  • Wine-Trax offers an 11-ounce wine glass with frosted rings for measuring 4-, 6- and 8-ounce pours. The same company produces Snack Trax, a 2-cup glass bowl with measuring lines at 1/3, 2/3 and 1 cup and a plastic lid for conveniently packing snacks. Meal-Trax, a plate with divider lines, helps out where we need it the most: portion control on the dinner plate.
  • Measure Up Bowl, available in two sizes (shown in photo), is a ceramic variation of the same idea. These Microwaveable Ceramic Portion Control Bowls are similar, but their markings are more like those of measuring cups. (We vastly prefer the former for their subtle elegance.)With these products, you can get an accurate wine pour, keep an eye on your portion sizes and ensure that you’re not inadvertently eating six ounces of granola instead of three ounces.And of course, being able to measure your food in the same bowl you eat from means one less thing to wash.

    The portion-control dishes are so pleasant to use, they take away any resentment about measuring.

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