💡 Portions and Measurements 🤷🏻‍♀‍

OK – the more food on your plate or the more drink in your cup – the more you will eat… yup, sounds legit.  However, portion sizes are getting bigger & so is the number of overweight or obese people – sadly also sounds about right.

It is super easy to get big portions these days & quite frankly, it’s very easy to lose perspective on portion sizes.  I know I don’t have a set of measuring cups in my handbag (sure lots of other stuff but no measuring cups)!  BUT I can visualise portions using my hands as a guide – & for the win – it’s personalised & I always have them with me!

It is true some people have bigger hands (& some smaller), but your hand size will generally correlate to your general body size.

🖐🏾 Palm = protein portions
Use the same thickness & diameter as your palm
THINK: meat, fish, eggs, dairy or legumes (beans)

✊🏾 Fist = veggie portions
Again, use the same thickness & diameter of your fist
THINK: veggies like broccoli, spinach, salad, carrots

✋🏾 Cupped hand = carb portions
THINK: grains, rice, starches incl root veggies, or fruits

👉🏾 Index finger – good fat portions
THINK: olive oil, butters incl nut butters, nuts & seeds

It’s an easy & great starting point for portion control 👏🏻👏🏻

Hands, a convenient measuring device…easy peasey!

Source: www.HealthyKidsToday.org

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Published by Shân

I am incredibly passionate about food and its healing power – it is pretty amazing how what you eat affects how your body works! In fact, I was so fascinated, I went & got myself a degree in it – a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine). Now in all honesty I don’t eat or live a perfect lifestyle, nor will I ever pretend I do. Realistically I know you won’t be perfect either. And that’s OK. As a Clinical Nutritionist I focus on what we eat and how this has an impact on our health and wellness – everyday.

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