portion control

A Beginner’s Guide to Portion Control

It’s nearly impossibly to out-exercise a poor diet, so healthy food choices are essential to weight loss or even weight maintenance. Unfortunately, even healthy foods can wreck your plans, especially when they’re served in the heaping portions we often see in the United States.

Portion control is a key aspect of a healthy lifestyle, so we broke down how you should be assembling your typical plate of food. In summary, protein should be the size of the palm of your hand, carbohydrates should be the size of your fist, and vegetables should be an open handful.

Even better, use this handy graphic to keep your portions in check:

serving size infographic