Belly Fat Diet For Dummies
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You will need to eat several servings of fruits and vegetables each day to stay on track with your Belly Fat Diet plan and achieve your weight loss goals. But what exactly is a serving? The following table shows you just how much of a certain vegetable or certain fruit is considered one serving. This information can help you see whether you’re eating too little, too much, or just enough.

[Credit: © Puccio 2007]
Credit: © Puccio 2007
Portion Sizes of Fruits and Vegetables
Food Size of a Serving
Cooked vegetables 1/2 cup
Raw vegetables 1 cup
100% vegetable juice 6 ounces
Whole fruit (apples, oranges, pears, peaches, and so on) 1 medium piece (size of a baseball)
Bananas Half of a medium banana
Berries, melons, grapes 1 cup
Canned fruit in juice 1/2 cup
No-sugar-added dried fruit 1/4 cup
100% fruit juice 1/2 cup

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Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDE, is a nationally recognized nutrition and fitness expert who has contributed to national media outlets such as the CBS Early Show, ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, Fitness Magazine, and Prevention Magazine, among others.

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