|March 11, 2005|
It's All In The Portion Size
Controlling portion sizes is an important part of counting carbs. Concentrate on eating reasonable portions. Downsize or double-check the accuracy of your portions with these portion-control tools and tips:
Tip of the thumb (to first knuckle) = 1 tsp.
Whole thumb = 1 Tbsp.
Palm of your hand or the size of a deck of playing cards = 3 ounces. (This is the portion size of cooked meat [protein] most people need at a meal.)
Tight fist = 1/2 cup
Loose fist or open handful = 1 cup
These guidelines hold true for most people's hands. Check the size of your hand's measurements with measuring cups, spoons, and a scale.
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