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Whether it is losing weight or just getting healthier we are often asked what is the perfect portion size for protein, carbs, and veggies.

So I’m sure you’ve all heard the saying before “eat a handful of nuts the size of your palm.”

Well, as a matter of fact, it is true! Depending on the size of your hand, the comparisons with food will vary, but here are the 5 ways you can measure food with one of your hands.

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FIST

Use the size of your fist to measure the portion sizes of rice, fruits and vegetables.

You can also measure these food portions with one full measuring cup.

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THUMB

You can use your thumb as a guide when eating dairy foods or peanut butter. This is the equivalent of 2 tablespoons.

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PALM

Protein portions like red meat, chicken or fish can be measured with the size of your palm. This is equal to around 100gms-150gms of meat depending on your palm size.

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HAND

You can cup your hand to measure the portion of snacks like nuts or dried fruits. This is equal to around 1/2 a cup or 30gms.

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FINGERTIP

A guide for portion sizes of healthy fats like avocado spread, hummus, etc equates to the size of your fingertip, or around 1 teaspoon.

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