How a baseball, dental floss and lightbulb could help you lose weight

As part of research for the new book, I poked around online for information about serving sizes. I stumbled upon a useful interactive online tool from WebMD that equates serving sizes to everyday objects. Definitely worth a look. Time and again, research shows that people with unrealistic ideas of portion size have a much higher tendency to be overweight.

About katflinn

Kathleen Flinn is the author of "The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry," "The Kitchen Counter Cooking School" and "Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good." All are published by Viking/Penguin.

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