Did you know that you have portion control in the palm of your hand?

Instead of measuring/weighing your food (which can get quite cumbersome) you can use your own hand to determine portion sizes. Since we as people are all different sizes, so are our hands. Larger people have larger hands and typically require larger food portions, and the same goes for smaller people needing smaller portions.  How much protein should you eat per meal? Your open palm is your portion size. What about starchy carbs? One fist worth. How many vegetables should I be eating? Two cupped palms. How much fruit? One cupped palm. What about my fats? About 1/2 of your thumb is a serving size. How about dairy? One thumb is a serving. Note - if you would like to double your starchy carbs after a workout go for it. If you are one not to eat starchy carbs later in the day, add another serving of veggies. Are you not a dairy person? Than double your fat intake. This is for your meals - not for snacks. You should try and include protein at each snack as it helps stabilize blood sugar, and keeps you fuller longer, but you don't need fats, starchy carbs, and dairy with each and every snack. This is much simpler and more convenient than having to weigh or measure your food - your hand goes with you where ever you go! Featured image: www.GuardYourHealth.com Feel free to follow me on my Facebook page or check out more from me on my blog at www.zuzanaorbodyrockaddict.blogspot.com

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