portion sizes

Think about your portion sizes.  Studies show that our portion sizes in Britain are getting bigger.  here’s a guide to portion sizes:

  • Fruit – 1 portion is a cupped palm of the hand
  • Vegetables – 1 portion is a clenched fist
  • Cheese – 1 portion is two thumbs
  • Uncooked pasta and rice – 1 portion is a clenched fist
  • Potato – 1 portion is a clenched fist
  • Meat – 1 portion is the size of your palm
  • Oily fish -1 portion is the size of your palm
  • White fish – 1 portion is the size of your whole hand
  • Chocolate – 1 portion is the size of your index finger
  • Nuts and seeds- 1 portion is the palm of your hand.