Hand Portion Sizes

Using hands to measure portions is a great approach for those who want to improve and understand portion size. This approach also helps balance the quantities of fat, carbs, vegetables and protein in your meals too. 

  1. Hands are portable. They come with you to work lunches, restaurants, social gatherings, etc. 
  2. Hands are a consistent size, providing a consistent reference. 
  3. Hands scale with the individual. Bigger people need more food and tend to have bigger hands, therefore getting larger portions. Smaller people need less food and tend to have smaller hands, therefore getting smaller portions. 
  4. Hand size portions can help you track food choices, nutrients, and energy simply and easily. This saves time and often unnecessary weighing and measuring, which most people don’t need.