Imagine you’re at the salad bar of your local grocery store. You’re serving yourself from the healthy variety of leafy greens, vegetables, whole grains and proteins.
But how do you know how much?
What’s “1 serving” of vegetables? How much protein should you be adding? What’s the right amount of olive oil to use?
For most of us, measuring or counting our food is just not sustainable. But that doesn’t mean that being aware of your portions isn’t an important part of eating a complete and balanced diet.
There’s an easier way to estimate measurements and servings sizes.
Check out the guide below to see how you can use your hand to estimate proper serving sizes for each of your food groups.
A balanced meal should contain all the major food groups: protein, fat and carbohydrates. Follow these guidelines to build balanced and portioned meals every time.
Pssst…here’s why this method might actually be a better way to manage portion control than calorie counting.