Each section of the Meal Measure is labeled. It almost reminds me of the new portioned plate image that replaces the food pyramid which was introduced in June 2011 by Michelle Obama and is pictured here. You will find a section for vegetables or fruit, for protein, and for starchy foods which are usually your carbohydrates…like potatoes, rice and pasta.
Each cavity equals 1 cup, and if your diet only calls for 1/2 a cup, no problem, there is a line marking 1/2 a cup inside each cavity.
Using it is as simple as can be, just put it on your plate, put the appropriate foods into the appropriate sections, remove the Meal Measure, and spread the food out so it looks like your plate has more in it – this helps you mentally when you’re eating for weight loss, believe me!
Now it’s time to enjoy your meal…eat slowly and savor each bite.
Tip: Remember that certain foods are so extremely low in calories that you can fill the “emptiness” on your plate with them, this would include salad greens and other salad items like cucumbers, green peppers and tomatoes – any similar vegetable that does not contain a high carbohydrate content. Your Salad Dressing could be the problem here, I solve that by sprinkling with a little Balsamic Vinegar, or using no more than 2 T. of Fat Free salad dressing.
Image Credit plus more information about choosemyplate.gov
Note: Meal Measure is TOP RACK Dishwasher Safe AND follows the USDA Food Pyramid