Hand Portion Size Guide

There can be a lot of confusion around what a severing size “actually” looks like. Right?

I don’t know about you but the actual serving size of chips always seems to be too small. 


There are many different ways that you can portion out your food to include using a food scale, measuring cups or visual references. While food scales and measuring cups may be more accurate, it’s unlikely that we are going to bring those tools with us when we are eating out or on vacation.  So it’s helpful to know how to guage portion sizes using your hand as a reference! 


Understanding serving sizes and positioning your food is a skill that help you in move forward towards your goals. What do I mean by this?   Learning about portion sizes can help you to:

  • Become more aware of how much you are eating in your meals
  • Lose body fat
  • Gain weight 
  • Improve performance in the gym
  • Keep energy levels more even during the day


Check out below how you can use your hands to determine the portion sizes of what you are eating!

Hand Portion Size


Want to learn more about how to adjust portions to meet your goals?

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