f4ba68c1cbedb0122ea82653afbd56f3b53077b88b4c4a5f31 Uncomplicated Healthy Living: Portion Control - It Is In The Palm Of Your Hand http://www.freesearchenginesubmission.infoher-libido.com

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Portion Control - It Is In The Palm Of Your Hand

The abundance of food, the size of our plates and the portions restaurants serve can all play havoc with our idea of proper portion size.  Controlling those sizes is with your reach.  In fact it is within your hand.  The average hand size of a woman can be used to control portion size.  How?  Take a look.

The size of your fist is the approximate size of a serving of fruit or vegetable.  Is it larger than your fist?  More than one serving.  Smaller than your fist?  Less than one serving.

A portion of protein, such as meat or fish, should be 3 to 4 ounces.  How does that relate to your hand?  It is the size of your palm, or the size of a deck of cards.

Grains and cereals can be measured in the cup of your hand.  Approximately 1/2 cup.  You can also use the cup of your hand to measure a serving of nuts.

The size of two fingers together (as in the picture) is the same as 2 ounces of cheese.  

The tip of your thumb is the size of a teaspoon of butter or other fats. 

I hope these tips can help you to meet your goals in living a healthy lifestyle.

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