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What are hand portions and why are they helpful?

What is hand portion measuring? It literally is using your hand to measure your portion sizes. Because everyone's hand is unique to them and always available it is a really good resource to use as you are learning about portion size.

How does it work? As we work together we create a plan that is unique to you and your goals of weight loss and a healthy life. Based on those goals we come up with a palm sized guide together for protein, veggies, carbohydrates, and fat. Protein is measured with the open palm. Veggies are measured with a closed fist. Carbohydrates are measured with a cupped hand. Fats are measured using your thumb.

Typically I start my clients with just one of these categories and we build from there as clients are ready for the next step. This is not a sprint to the finish process but instead a habit changing goal of learning and understanding portion sizes that are good for your body.


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