Diet and Nutrition
Handy Portion Control Guide
By Debbie Siebers, creator of Slim
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To achieve weight
loss, it's crucial to really understand what a portion is. Here's a trick: use
your hand as a guideline to portion sizes.
Palm = Proteins
portions the size of your palm. Protein is found in animal products, like fish,
meats, and cottage cheese. Some veggie sources include legumes (beans, etc.),
tofu, tempeh, and wheat glutens.
Thumb = Fats
important but also very dense, so match portions to the size of your thumb.
Good fat sources are avocados, olive oil, nuts, and seeds.
Fist = Fruits, Grains, etc.
Your bread, fruit, cereal, rice, and grain portions should be about equal to
the size of your closed fist. Remember that whole grains are always preferred.
Open your hand and spread your fingers as wide as you can.
That is a good vegetable portion. Raw vegetables are loaded with fiber and
nutrients, and contain very few calories.