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Talk To The Hand For Portion Control

July 10, 2013

By Maritza Molina
Personal Trainer


On the go? Not able to measure the amount of food you’re consuming?

The answer is right in your hands! Did you know you could use your hands to figure out how many servings you’re consuming? Below are some ways you can use hands to figure this out.

Fist  = 1 cup
A serving of fruits or vegetables

 

 

Palm = 3 oz
A serving of meat or fish

 

 

Handful = 1 oz
A serving of nuts or seeds

 

 

Thumb = 1 oz
A serving of cheese

 

 

 

Thumb Tip (from knuckle up) = 1 teaspoon
A serving of peanut butter

 

 

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