My easiest way to portion control is use the HAND method these each make ONE serving size Put our hand out in front of you and follow this rule:
Meat/chicken/fish is the size of your palm minus the fingers
Bread is the size of just your four fingers put together
Now cup your hand and that is the size for veggies
Make a fist and that is the size for fruit
Fats/nuts size of your thumb
Juice take your hand and pretend to curve around a glass, when your middle finger hits your thumb that is the sixe of a glass you would drink from about 6 oz.
I use this method when I am out anywhere, if at home I use one of those children's 3 section divided plates, use the large section for veggies, one small for fruit or dessert and one small for meat and if drink juice use a childrens tumbler. If using the hand method, it fits everyone because your hand is fit for YOU and your portions will be perfect everytime.
- 7/12/2009 11:21:57 AM