Determine The Perfect Portions For You With This Simple Trick
Too many people are overeating every day because they just don't know how much food is actually enough. But we're here to put an end to that dilemma once and for all. Full post is below the video: Five Meals A Day Look at your hand how many fingers do you see? Five, exactly. That […]
Too many people are overeating every day because they just don't know how much food is actually enough. But we're here to put an end to that dilemma once and for all. Full post is below the video:
  1. Five Meals A Day
Look at your hand how many fingers do you see? Five, exactly. That number tells you that you need to eat 5 meals within the day. Your thumb stands for breakfast, your forefinger stands for the morning snack, the middle finger stands for lunch, your ring finger stands for the afternoon snack and the pinky finger stands for dinner. How much food you’re supposed to eat during these meals? Well, proportionally to the size of the fingers – eat a big breakfast, but have a lighter dinner.
  1. Fistful of Carbohydrates 
Whether it’s cooked pasta, rice, polenta, anything - a fist-sized portion of carbs is enough to satisfy your appetite.
  1. Palm of Protein
You wanna eat some fish, meat, or tofu? Look at your palm. A palm-sized amount of protein is enough to fulfill your needs per meal.
  1. Two Fingers of Cheese
Sorry, but we couldn’t add some more, even if we want to. But honestly, you don’t need more than two fingers of cheese to please your palate and get all the calcium you require. What you want is another thing.
  1. Fingertip's Worth of Fat
It’s enough, trust me. This is all you need for your needs to be satisfied.
  1. Two Handfuls of Fruit & Vegetables
An easy way to measure the amount of fruit and veggies you need for each meal!
  1. Thumb-Sized Portion of Sweetness
Sweets are addictive, so just keep them in moderation. A thumb of the sweet goodness is enough.
  1. Clenched Fist of Dessert
For dessert lovers, make a fist and eat your goodies, whether it's ice cream, a piece of cake or something else. These portion sizes don’t apply to children. Children should eat more because they’re still growing and using more energy.   Sources: www.popsugar.com www.runtastic.com www.eufic.org