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TIP: Right-Sized Food Portions
Did you know your stomach is roughly the size of your fist?
Try it out: Make a fist. See that size? That’s roughly the size of your empty stomach.
So when you are adding portions of food to your plate, you can use a fist as a template.
HOMEWORK: Punch Your Food
While I don’t want you to use a scale to measure food yet, I do want you to start controlling portions, and this technique will come in handy no matter where or what you are eating. This week I want you to try using your size to determine your portions for each meal.
A great quick chart for meals is the one shown below. It’s by Bill Phillips and lists 3 columns: Proteins, carbs, and veggies.
Grab a fist-sized portion of one from each column and you have a meal.