Portion sizes matter, but weighing and measuring food isn’t always the most convenient option. Here are some rules of thumb for making sure you’re not overdoing it.
- Protein servings should be about the size of the inside palm of your hand.
- Servings of complex carbohydrates (brown rice, sweet potatoes, etc.) or cooked vegetables should be about the size of a small fist.
- Fruit often already comes in the right portion size! Eat one piece of fresh fruit the size of a small fist, like an apple or a peach, daily.
- Servings of raw vegetables should be about the size of two small fists.