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Using Your Hands to Estimate Portions

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You are unlikely to have measuring cups or spoons with you when you travel, but you still have some tools to estimate portion sizes: your hands!

Food/Portion Estimate
3- to 4-ounce meat serving/The size of your palm and the thickness of your little finger

1/2 cup of vegetables/The amount that would fit into two cupped hands

1-cup (8-ounce) serving of food/About the size of your fist

1 fruit serving/About the size of your fist

1 ounce of cheese/About the size of your thumb

1 ounce of nuts/One handful

Originally Published November 1, 2011

 

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