Focusing on QUALITY food can have a huge impact on health, but many individuals reach a point where they hit a plateau.
That’s when food QUANTITY comes into play.
Stephane Rochet, CF-L3, shares a simple method to begin measuring food portions.
At each meal, load your plate with:
- Protein: Between 1 and 2 palm-sized servings, depending on your size and goals
- Vegetables: Double the size of your protein serving
- Starch: Equivalent to the size of your protein serving
- Fat: Approximately the size of your thumb
Ready for more precision? Start with between .8 and 1.2 grams of protein per pound of body weight and set a macronutrient ratio from there — 40% carbohydrates, 30% protein, and 30% fat is a good place to start.
The practice of measuring doesn’t have to last forever.
Once you do it often enough, you’ll have built the skill to look at your plate and generally know if you’re hitting the correct quantities, Rochet says. From there, you can return to measuring as needed when you find you need to recalibrate your eye.
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