PortionMate - Meal Portion Control Rings and Nutrition Tool
PortionMate color-coded rings measure perfect carb and protein portions directly onto plate or into bowl - making weight management easy. Small enough to carry in purse or tote bag, the set of 6 plastic rings range from 1 to 8 ounces, nesting together at just 4 1/2"dia. Working with any diet plan, PortionMate follows recommendations of the American Diabetes Association and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Set includes 64-page nutrition and meal planning guide with carb and calorie count for over 500 foods. Top-rack dishwasher safe. Color-coded rings measure perfect portions directly onto plate or into bowl.Features & Highlights:
- Color-coded rings measure perfect portions onto plate or into bowl
- Set of 6 plastic rings range in size from 1 to 8 ounces
- Includes 64-page nutrition and meal planning guide
- Top rack dishwasher safe
- Great for weight maintenance and helps promote weight loss
Portion Control Made Easy
- Use the six color-coded cylinders to portion out food
- Measures out the perfect portions of carbs and proteins
- Helps minimize over-eating
- Included guide and reference card informs your meal planning
- Made from food-grade plastic
- 4.5’’ in diameter when nested
- Top rack dishwasher safe
- Made in the U.S.
PortionMate Questions and Answers
What is PortionMate?
PortionMate is a meal and snack measuring tool that allows you to quickly and easily measure perfect portions of carbohydrates and proteins directly into your plate or bowl.
How do I use PortionMate?
Each PortionMate cylinder has a color that corresponds to specific groups of food. Simply choose the desired color PortionMate cylinder and place it into your plate or bowl. Fill the cylinder with food, which may be chosen from the food lists provided in this guide. Lift and remove the cylinder from your plate or bowl, leaving behind a perfectly sized portion of food.
Is PortionMate a diet plan?
No, PortionMate is not a diet plan. PortionMate is a food measuring tool that will work with any diet plan. Accurate portion sizes are essential to diabetes management, and in helping you to achieve your weight loss goal. PortionMate follows the recommendations of the American Diabetes Association and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Who can use PortionMate?
PortionMate can be used by any person who is interested in eating properly sized food portions. PortionMate is a great tool for any user whether his or her goal is to lose weight, gain weight, maintain a healthy weight, control blood sugar levels, or to incorporate more healthy food choices into his or her diet.
What can you measure in PortionMate?
Fruits, vegetables, cereal, grains, meats, cheese, nuts, and seeds are some of the foods that you can measure in the PortionMate measuring cylinders. Please note that some diet plans, such as those for people with diabetes, will require the use of a food scale, tablespoon or a teaspoon along with the PortionMate measuring cylinders. Please check with your dietitian when planning your meals and snacks.
Can PortionMate be used as a visual guide to portion control?
Yes, PortionMate is a great visual guide to portion control. You may find PortionMate helpful in calculating your portion sizes when dining out.
What are the volumes of each PortionMate cylinder?
There are six PortionMate cylinders with measures from largest diameter to smallest diameter, 1 cup (Green), 3 ounces (Red), 3/4 cup (Yellow), 1/2 cup (Orange), 1/3 cup (Blue), and 1 ounce (Purple).
Does PortionMate require reading graduated lines?
No, PortionMate does not require reading graduated lines. Each PortionMate measuring cylinder has a specific color and a specific volume. You may refer to the food lists provided in this guide to determine which color cylinder to use to produce a perfectly sized portion of food for a specific food group.
Is PortionMate BPA (bisphenol-A) free?
Yes, PortionMate is BPA (bisphenol-A) free, and is constructed from food grade plastic.
Is PortionMate dishwasher safe?
Yes, PortionMate is top rack dishwasher safe. We recommend that you hand wash PortionMate in warm water with detergent, rinse, and dry, to extend the life of the product. Please store PortionMate in a clean, resealable plastic bag.
Can PortionMate be used in the microwave?
No, PortionMate is not microwave safe. Please keep PortionMate away from all sources of heat.