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Handy Shortcut for Portion Sizing Meals: Use Your Own Two Hands!

In a perfect world we would have all our food portioned out, we would always know exactly how much a serving size is supposed to be, and we could maintain a healthy weight without worrying we’re overloading on any one type of food. But it’s not a perfect world, so we have to find shortcuts. Enter Lifehacker.

Check out these super easy portion guides for basic food groups.

  • One palm size for protein portions. (Meats, tofu, and eggs); include two palms of protein with each meal.

  • One fist determines your veggie portions — two of those in each and every meal.

  • A cupped hand for carb portions (rice, potatoes, noodles). Up to two of those with each meal.

  • Your thumb is the size of your fat portions (nuts, butter, avodaco). You can include up to two of those in each meal, too.

Since your hand is directly related to your body size, this is a handy (see what we did there?) and completely customized way to ensure you’re getting the right amount of food — nothing more and nothing less!

Source: Lifehacker

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11.28.2012 / 06:15 AM EDT by Daynah Burnett
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