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.

  1. Protein servings should be about the size of the inside palm of your hand.
  2. Servings of complex carbohydrates (brown rice, sweet potatoes, etc.) or cooked vegetables should be about the size of a small fist.
  3. 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.
  4. Servings of raw vegetables should be about the size of two small fists.
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