These Tricks will Help You Determine Portion Size with Your Hands

Portion sizes shown with hands

You are trying to lose weight, but you keep catching yourself having portions that are too big? Or you cook for your loved ones and there are always leftovers? If you don’t feel like weighing everything, use your hands: your fist, palms, and thumbs can tell you what one portion of rice, meat, or fat looks like.

infographic portion sizes with hands

How many calories are in a handful of food?

Now you know the best way to measure food portions with your hands. But how many calories does a handful of rice, veggies, meat, or sweets actually contain?

Fats, Protein, Carbohydrate: How Much You Should Consume Daily

If you want to eat a balanced diet, it’s important to pay attention to the right proportion of macronutrients: protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats.

Our body gets energy from these “macros” and they keep us healthy. Experts recommend that our daily calorie consumption is made up of 10-15% protein, 50-55% carbohydrate,and 30% fat  but the exact energy input depends on your individual goal.


Tina Sturm-Ornezeder Tina loves the written word, avocados & yoga and is very curious. She likes to discover new trends and report on them. View all posts by Tina Sturm-Ornezeder