I think we often are not sure about portions when it comes to preparing and eating our meals. I wanted to share with you this Guide to Portion Sizes.
Full Outstretched Hand = 2 cups of cooked pasta
Palm = 3 ounces of meat
A Fist = 1 cup of pasta or cereal, 1 cup of green salad, 1 medium sized fruit or one cup cut- up fruit
One Cupped Hand = 1 ounce nuts or small candies
Two Cupped Hands = 1 ounce chips or pretzels
One Thumb = 1 ounce of cheese OR 1 Tablespoon peanut butter
Thumb Tip = 1 teaspoon of oil, margarine or butter
Two Thumbs = 2 ounces or 2 tablespoons
I hope this helps when you don't have a scale handy as an alternative to measuring your portions.
Disclaimer: I am not a health care professional and I am not providing medical advise. Always consult with a medical professional before you change your diet or implement a weight loss strategy.
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