Let's be real. Sometimes counting calories is more trouble than it's worth.
It's easy enough when you're eating simple, easily measurable foods without a lot of ingredients, but what happens when you want to try out a more complicated recipe? Or you treat yourself to a meal out? Is monitoring your nutrition intake a total wash for the day?
Not so fast. In situations like these, your best bet for staying on track and avoiding overeating is to utilize your body's built-in measuring tools: your hands.
Recommended portions of each of the three macronutrients (protein, carbs, and fats) and vegetable intake for each meal are all easily translated into various parts of your hand's anatomy. Now you can monitor your portion sizes on the go, without the need for any additional math.
Use our infographic below as a cheatsheet to help guide your portion choices for protein (meat, tofu, etc.), carbohydrates (rice, pasta, quinoa, etc.), fats (cooking oil, peanut butter, avocado, etc.), and vegetables (broccoli, spinach, asparagus, green beans, etc.)
Stick to these guidelines as closely as you can, and instead of doing advanced math with every meal, just enjoy your food!
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