Comedian and friend of The Doctors, Chunky B, visits the historic Farmer’s Market in Los Angeles to see how much people really know about healthy portions and editor-in-chief of Prevention magazine Liz Vaccariello demonstrates the essentials for e...
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Chunky B on Portion Control Dr. Travis Stork: Well, we did want to find out what people really know about healthy portions as well as calories so to help us out, we call on a good friend and you just may recognize him, comedian, formerly known as Chunky B, now known as Hunky B. Chunky B: Hello everybody, Chunky B here at the original Farmers Market. For the last seven months I’ve been working so hard to trim down. I was clueless about portion control and I know I am not the only one. Give me an idea of how big a portion you like your pasta? Female: Probably like that, filling up the plate. Chunky B: If I said this is your portion, would that be too small or too big? Female: I want that as a meatball? Chunky B: Hi, ladies. Can we dish about this? What is this? Female: A pecan chocolate caramel apple. Chunky B: Can I pick it up? Female: Yeah. Female: Sure. Chunky B: I can’t hold it. Do you have any idea how many calories are in this? Female: No, not really. Chunky B: Oh, no you didn’t. Female: They’re not for me. They’re for my kids. Chunky B: Nice try, the babies, you may make scoops of ice cream but be warned, how many scoops would it be? Male: 10. Chunky B: He knows nothing about portion control. It’s okay, he’s a kid. Female: I’ve ordered -- and Jicama salad. Chunky B: Do you know how many calories are in there? Female: I have no idea. Chunky B: You never know why, I was testing you. Female: That’s why we’re going salsa dancing. Chunky B: Oh, look at us we’re doing salsa. We’re doing salsa, without the chips. Tony, how many calories do we have in your little treat? Male: Oh, I have no idea. Chunky B: This snack that you're having has got 7242 calories. Male: Whoa! Chunky B: Tony, I'm sorry. I just made that up. I just want to scare you. You know just because you might be on portion control doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself every once in a while. Not a whole bunch, just a little. Female: Good bite. Chunky B: Do I detect some jealousy? Dr. Travis Stork: God, well done. Liz Vaccariello: This goes to show you that people don’t understand portions. They’re intimidated by calories and that’s what the idea of the 400 calorie fixes to teach you how to eyeball portions. One of the tricks that we talked about has to do with the sports balls, you know we’ve all heard about the hand analogies. But if you think about a small marble, that’s the amount of oil that you should be cooking a chicken breast in, a portion of beans is about the size of a golf ball. A hockey puck I think, a few of us have heard of this. This is the size of a portion of cooked meat. It’s about the size of a hockey puck. Half a cup of fruits, tennis ball and if you're having vegetables or salad or pasta, a baseball.

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