SO many women believe that in order to lose weight, they have to strictly count calories. In reality, calorie counting isn’t the best long-term strategy to leading a healthy life. What happens when you go over to a friend’s house for dinner and she doesn’t have the calorie count? Or, what happens when you go to a restaurant and there are no calorie counts on the menu?
Here’s the truth:
YOU DON’T NEED TO COUNT CALORIES IN ORDER TO LOSE WEIGHT!
SERIOUSLY! My system of measuring portions helps my clients to lose weight without ever counting a single calories. And NO, my system doesn’t mean that you feel hungry all the time either!
The only tool you need to correctly measure out portion sizes is your HAND!
Your hand goes with you everywhere, so you’ll be able to keep your portions in-check while eating at your friends’ house AND while dining out at restaurants!
Here’s how it works:
PROTEIN: Every meal you eat should contain 1-2 PALM-SIZED servings of protein
VEGGIES/FRUIT: Every meal you eat should contain 1-2 FIST-SIZED servings of veggies & fruit
SMART CARBS: Every meal you eat should contain 0.5-1 FIST-SIZED serving of smart (whole grain) carbs
HEALTHY FATS/CONDIMENTS: Each meal you eat should contain about 1 THUMB-SIZED serving of healthy fats (like nuts or avocado) and/or condiments.
Especially if you’re trying to lose weight, be aware of your carb and fat portion sizes. If you need, cut back on those portion sizes and add 1-2 portions of veggies to your meals.
I’d love for you to try out this system to help you portion your meals, and then comment below and share how it works for you!