We are all aware of how essential it is that we have the correct portion sizes. A set of measuring jugs are really useful and the following is a convenient guide to some of the favourites in the Lifestyle Plan.
|Half Cup Measure
|All bran||1oz / 30g||84|
|Porridge oats (dry weight)||1½oz / 40g||150|
|Blueberries||2½oz / 70g||38|
|Fruit juice||5fl oz / 125ml||63|
|Pasta (dry weight)||1½oz / 45g||175|
|Sultana bran||1oz / 25g||80|
|Wine||5fl oz / 125ml||88|
|Baked beans||4oz / 115g||84|
|Frozen peas||2¾oz / 70g||40|
|(Real) gravy||5fl oz / 125ml||75|
|Third Cup Measure
|Rice (dry weight)||2oz / 55g||205|
|Coleslaw (low cal)||3oz / 85g||78|
|Cottage cheese (low cal)||3½oz / 100g||98|
|Muesli (no milk)||1oz / 28g||100|
***A 25ml medicine measure which is 50 cals per unit is useful for alcohol e.g. brandy, whiskey, gin etc.
***A one cup mug of cooked rice is approx.. 5oz / 144g = approx.. 150 cals
***For convenience, keep your measuring cup in your cereal packet
Have you got any quick measuring tips?