How to Properly Portion Meals
How To Properly Portion Meals
Our understanding today of what a proper portion size is has become very misunderstood. The question has therefore become, “how much do I actually need?” Luckily, we are able to have a general understanding of our individual needs without having to do more than look down at the palms of our hands. Your hands are a convenient and easy way to visualize how much protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats to consume at each meal.
- Protein is a necessity for our bodies! Not only does it help with muscle growth and repair, but it also forms enzymes, which break down substances within our bodies. It also contributes to hormone production, DNA formation, and water balance. For ideal protein consumption, your portion should be the size of your palm, which is equivalent to approximately 3 oz.
- Starchy Carbohydrates include things like potatoes, rice, and beans. Carbohydrates are an important source of energy for both our bodies and our brains! The proper carbohydrate portion should be the equivalent of a closed fist, which is approximately 1 cup.
- Vegetables are a great source of fibre, vitamins, and antioxidants. We should aim to get 1-2 closed fists worth each meal of dark leafy greens and coloured vegetables, which is equivalent to 1-2 cups.
- Fats are important because they can provide energy, insulation, and protection for our organs and from heart disease. Aim to include the size of your thumb tip or one teaspoon as a serving size.
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