I just wanted to add one more thing to Sherilou's 9" plate theory.
That is what I was taught as well, 1/2 veggies, 1/4, protein, 1/4 starch, also we were told that the meat you chose should be no larger than the palm of you hand, and no thicker than you palm.
Which explains why the guys get a wee bit more to eat than we do
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