Portion control is a big part of healthy eating but most people don’t really understand what a proper portion is! Here are few visual tricks using your hand to keep your portions on track!
PROTEIN PORTION – Your palm size
CARB PORTION – Your cupped hand
VEGGIES – Your fist
FAT PORTION – Your thumb
Go for lean proteins, like skinless chicken breast, lean steak, shrimp, fish, extra-lean ground meat, beans, or lentils and healthy carbs such as whole grains, oatmeal, brown rice, quinoa, brown pasta, and sweet potatoes. Add a tasty kale salad to your plate or any dark leafy greens to up your veggie intake and replace your cooking oil with olive oil, avocado oil, or safflower oil for healthier fats. Last but not least, always keep hydrated! It is recommended that you drink at least 2 litres of water per day and aim to have a glass of water before meals! Drink coffee? Hydrate yourself with a glass of water right after!
Ilona Gorelik, Nutrition Balance, http://www.nutritionbalance.ca