It’s one thing to understand the benefits of portion control when it comes to obtaining and maintaining a healthy weight. Unfortunately, it’s often another thing entirely to try and practice portion control in our everyday lives.

Here comes the good news.

You don’t necessarily need a state-of-the-art food scale to help you correctly portion your serving sizes. In fact, all you may need is a state-of-the-art smartphone.

It’s true.

Nutritionists suggest that a healthy portion of lean meat is three ounces. That roughly translates to the size of your smartphone. There are other simple and fun methods of judging portions that make good sense and make it easier to live a healthy lifestyle. Here are a few:

Not “fore”, but just two tablespoons of oil in the bottom of your sauté pan is about the diameter of a golf ball.

A perfectly-portioned 4-inch pancake is the size of your favorite old CD.

One serving of fresh fruit is the size of a tennis ball and a baked potato’s perfect serving is about the size of a computer mouse!

Oh and about that fistful of pasta. A one-cup serving of pasta, rice or grains is about the size of your balled-up fist. So put up your dukes and fight for a healthy lifestyle – it’s easier than you think when you consider portion control at every meal.