Teaching portion sizes is an effective way to support individuals to improve their eating habits.
Portion sizes typically depend on what is usually consumed, hunger levels and how much is in a pack or on a plate.
However, having a healthy, balanced diet is about getting the right types of foods and drinks in healthy portion sizes.
Hand measurements for food can simplify this process as portion sizes will vary based on the size of your hand; those with bigger hands will measure out larger amounts of food compared to those with smaller hands.
Let’s have a look at how this can help you build a healthy meal!
✅PROTEIN = One palm-sized portion of lean protein – such as meat, fish, dairy, and beans.
✅VEGETABLES = One closed fist portion of raw or cooked vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, spinach, peppers, and mushrooms.
✅CARBOHYDRATES = One cupped-hand portion of carbohydrate-dense foods like grains and starches – such as rice, potatoes, pasta, and quinoa.
✅FATS = One thumb-sized portion of healthy fats – such as nuts, seeds, oils, butter, and avocado.
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