When someone says to me a portion of this and two portions of that. I am never quite sure how much a portion is. What the heck is a portion? So this post is for those of you - who like me - is not great a math either.
Using your hand as a guide I'll explain how much of what you should eat a day.
1. Two Fists of Veggies
The portion of veggies you consume should be as big as your two fists.
Think: Peas, Cucumber, Spinach
2. A Hand of Fruit
As much as you can fit into your flat hand (imagine a small ball) of fruit
Think: Apples, Tomato, Carrots, Oranges
3. One Hand Cupped of Carbs
Cup your hand. Do not eat more carbs than what can fit into that cup a day.
Think: Pasta, Rice, Potatoes, Asparagus, Banana
4. A flat hand (width + size) of Protein
Look at your flat hand. You should consume protein that is the same in size and width a day.
Think: Meat, vegetarian protein replacements, fish, eggs
5. A Thumb of Health Fats
Do not consume more than a thumb of health fats a day.
Think: Avocados, cheese, dark chocolate, fatty fish, nuts
6. Top part of your Thumb Oil & Butter
And those are the six hand signs you need to remember.
Happy healthy eating this week!