6 Tips for Understanding Portion Control

Portion control is a huge challenge, especially when eating out or away from home. Also, healthy portion sizes are an important part of weight loss. We all know that portion sizes have increased in the past 20 years. We live in a “Super Size” nation where we tend to believe that bigger is better.

Keep These Tips in Mind

  1. Your finger tip is the size of about 1 teaspoon
  2. Fist = 1 cup or 1 medium whole fruit
  3. Thumb = 1 ounce of cheese
  4. Thumb = 1 Tablespoon
  5. A woman’s palm (minus fingers) = 3 ounces of cooked meat or fish
  6. Cupped hand = 1-2 ounces of nuts or pretzels

Here are some great visuals for portion sizes using common household items.

Are You Distorted?

Enlarged porton sizes at restaurants and fast food chains is hurting Americans. Obesity is a national epidemic and these extremely large portions are not helping.

So, take these fun quizzes to see if your portions are distorted:

Portion Distortion Quiz I

Portion Distortion Quiz II

What helps you stay true to healthy portions? Share it with me below.

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