Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

Listening to advice from a fellow weight loss surgery support group member I decided to go to Bed Bath and Beyond and pick up some portion appropriate ramkins.  I love ramkins, they are microwave safe, oven safe.  they make great dipping sauce containers, and now, well they are my plate!!  It is nice to know that this is the size of portion I can have, put in container, take 20 minutes to eat it.  I have read and heard all about the portions, 1/4 cup at the beginning, 2 Tblsp, 2oz's.  But seeing it in my hand.....WOW!  So this is my future folks.

This is a 1/4 cup ramkin.  Look!  A Ritz cracker fits right in it!  4 to be exact.  Important note here...I can't eat said Ritz crackers, just use them for comparison.  :o)

See!  4 Ritz crackers!  So that's the size of my meals for awhile.  Well at least after the first week that is.  Eventually I'll be up to 2 of these little bad boys.  Kinda puts it in perspective huh?


  1. I'm so excited for you Lori! it's not as bad as it seems, esp when you get full so much easier.

    I promise!

  2. I like ramkins too... and plating my food... for kicks.. take those same 4 crackers and put them on a full size dinner plate and take a comparison picture. 20 minutes huh? use a very tiny spoon. Love you!