Can anyone give me an example of common things that weigh 1 oz, (28g)?
I don't have a scale but am trying to figure out how much 1 oz of something is without measuring. Is it like an apple? Or a piece of bread? Or anything?
One slice of Nature's Own Whole Wheat bread (or pretty much any sliced sandwich bread) is about 1 oz.
Or 1/4 cup of nuts.
There is really no way to give you an example because it all depends on the density. one ounce worth of bread will be a lot more then one ounce of apple. A small apple weighs like 4 ounces....so I would just suggest you either measure things the way they are recommended on packages, like 1/2 cup yogurt is a serving, or 25 cheez it crackers is a serving, or about 6.5 cups popped popcorn is a serving.....or....just invest in a scale, they aren't that much and they make measuring food a lot easier and more accurate.
First of all, I would like to suggest that you invest in an inexpensive scale. I picked one up at Target a couple of years ago. Second I would like to disagree with nasuaonni. One slice of cheese, e.g., Kraft singles is supposed to weigh an ounce. I have found that one slice of deli cheese is pretty close to one ounce. Similarly, a slice of meat from the deli or from a package will weigh about one ounce. A small handful of nuts (using my hand, of course) weighs an ounce. A large handful goes to 2 ounces. I suspect, but haven't confirmed, that a handful of grapes would weight about an ounce. I also thnk that a handful of chips would probably weigh an ounce. I know Chex Mix is supposed to be about 2/3 cup for a one ounce serving -- that seems to be about a large handful.
That depends on what you are trying to measure.
Meat /cheese: ping pong ball or mathcbox
Nuts/cookies: Golf ball,
Cakes/breads/crackers: bar of soap, custard cup, Cassette tape box, hockey puck
So i must be honest, my main reason for asking is because my delicious chocolate cake (with frosting) is quoted by a one ounce serving. And i don't know if that is one crumb or 1/8 of a cake!
A regular 9-in layer cake serving is usually either 1/8 or 1/12 of a cake. Not very much.
Rough guess -- that would be about the size of the case for your exercise DVD.