Health in your Hands
Below is an estimated guide for food groups that you should add to your plate
- Vegetables & Fruits – your two hands cupped together is a good indicator for non-starchy vegetables like carrots, broccoli, cauliflower or eggplant. The key is also to choose different colored veggies to fill your plate, as different colors provide various nutrients that are essential for your body.
- Carbs – A closed fist is a good guide for a portion of starchy carbs like rice, pasta, bread, potato or taro. You can have two types of carbs in one meal however it is important that the total consumption does not exceed a closed fist.
- Legumes – A closed fist of chickpeas, lentils or beans is an ideal portion size to add to your plate.
- Protein – The palm of your hand is a perfect guide when adding meat to your plate, the thickness of the piece should be the same as the thickness of your palm. Fish can be the size of your whole hand (flat palm of your hand).
Check your lunch or dinner plate today, see if it reflects as mentioned above, if needed, adjust as it is never too late to start eating RIGHT.
Till next time EAT RIGHT BE HEALTHY.
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