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Portions Made Simple

It’s a pretty simple equation: calories in vs. calories out. Eat more calories than you burn, and you gain weight. Eat fewer calories than you burn and you lose weight. Although what those calories consist of is also very important (macro and micro nutrients).

 

It can be crazy making to calculate calories in, vs. out. Just take a look at your hand. Use your fist, palm, cupped hand, and thumb to practice calorie control – while avoiding the hassle of counting calories.

 

 

Here’s how it works:

  • Your palm determines your protein portions.

  • Your fist determines your veggie portions.

  • Your cupped hand determines your carb portions.

  • Your thumb determines your fat portions.

Below are some photo examples of this method of measurement

Berries are a fruit  😜

Berries are a fruit  😜

Almonds are a fat

Almonds are a fat

Brussel Sprouts are a vegetable  

Brussel Sprouts are a vegetable  

Turkey is a protein  

Turkey is a protein  

 

The ground turkey is a protein, the berries are a carbohydrate, the almonds a fat and the brussel sprouts a veggie.

Of course, depending on the size of your body, your hand and portion sizes will vary.  Your own hand is a uniquely made measuring device for your food intake.

Some people do seem to have larger or smaller hands for their body size, but our hand size correlates almost perfectly with general body size, including muscle and bone.

 

You now have a simple and flexible guide for meal planning!            

 

learn how to incorporate this into your own customized, flexible meal planning to reach your goals, today! Hit the contact option in the menu to get started!

 

 

 

 

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