When it comes to weight control and overall health, it is important to pay close attention to portion sizes (the amount of food that you eat during a meal or snack). While choosing healthy foods is one part of the equation, it is just as important to know how much of those healthy foods you should be eating.
A good starting point for practicing portion control is by imagining your plate has been split into four equal parts- fill two parts with vegetables, one part with a protein, and one with a whole grain.
Another helpful way to monitor portion size is by using “hand measurements” as a way to measure your servings. The guide shown below explains how to use your hand to determine the serving size of certain foods. This is a great tool because you can use it anytime and anywhere.