How to eye-ball appropriate portion sizes

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Posted By Leanna Pulver

People struggle every day with understanding the appropriate amount of protein, vegetables, starches, and fats to eat. Listed below are very basic tips to help you understand and visualize what an appropriate portion size should look like on your plate without any measuring cups or scales.

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The size of your fist is approximately 1 cup (One serving of vegetables)


The size of your palm is approximately the size 3-4 oz (Standard serving size of meat)

The size of your thumb is approximately 2 tablespoons (1 serving of fat)

The size of your finger tip is approximately 1 teaspoon


The size of the front of your closed fist is approximately ½ cup (One portion size of starches)

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