Are you trying to lose weight? Gain muscle? Or just eat healthy?
If you have ever tried any of the above, then you’ve probably been told to count calories or only eat certain foods.
The truth is, these strategies work for some (few) people, but not for most.
There are two reasons why calorie counting is usually a recipe for failure:
- It’s impractical and can quickly become annoying.
- Research shows that is always inaccuracy on both sides — counting calories in, as well as calories out.
If calorie counting works for you then great! Healthy nutrition is all about what works for you.
However, if you haven’t had any success with calorie counting, then we have a solution for you!
Portion control for success
Often times, the thing that keeps us from achieving our nutrition goals are a lack of understanding of portions.
Many people think that portion control is another way to just count calories.
But, we know there is a better way.
Forget your kitchen scale or tracking app, tyur hand is all you need for proper portion control!
Your hand is all you need!
Your hand is proportionate to your body, its size never changes, and it’s always with you!
This makes it the perfect tool to keep you from overeating, undereating or to just help maintain bodyweight.
Here are the measurements:
Protein: 1 Palm Size
Vegetables: 1 Fist
Carbohydrates: 1 Cupped Hand
Fats: 1 Thumb Size
How to build your plate using your hand
Men eating 3-4 meals/day would get between 2,300-3,000 calories/day.
Women eating 2-4 meals/day would get between 1,200-1,500 calories/day.
Customize your own meal plan
If you are an active male, try 6-8 servings of each food group per day (2,300-3,000 calories).
If you are an active female, try 4-6 servings of each food group per day (1,500-2,100 calories).
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