Got these small bowls, like side dish bowls - I eat my cereal in one of those and it is about right for that portion size, get about 10 days out of a packet of granola. It’s not so much about strictly sticking to the recommendations, more that I just don’t need that much granola
Boring twat alert:
I started eating the recommended serving of stuff (particularly when cooking) about 6 months ago and after a while found it perfectly filling although I would add 2 caveats, 1) I’ve never really ate much snack food at home 2) when we go out or get takeaway I still eat an absolute ton
I think it started when we were making lunches for the week and I wanted to make sure we had enough for each day and that we had a similar amount each day, Then I didn’t want to find myself making porridge with like 100g of oats, Then I just realised it was easy. It definitely has an element of body confidence issues in there. I only realised I didn’t hate my body shape in about November 2018.
edit: also, I wouldn’t make a cake that didn’t have the ingredients weighed out accurately. I know how many onions, veg etc whatever by eye, but there’s no other easy way to tell how many rices or pasta I’m using, for example.