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Portion Control Guide

Portion Control

When it comes to working out how much food to serve, size really does matter and yes, you can have too much of a good thing. Watching your portion size is a key factor in helping to prevent weight gain

Using your hand can be an easy way to check the size of your food portions on your plate.  There are differences between the size of our hands and they can be used a rough guide to help you know how much to cook and serve. When serving up for someone else, use the size of their hand. If you’re looking to reduce portion sizes it’s a good idea to initially focus on eating less processed food, which is high in salt, sugar, and saturated fat.

Then move on to the meat, carbohydrate and cheese components of a meal. If you’re afraid your plate will look a little empty, why not fill it with more vegetables. These can be low cost if bought in season and should be eaten in larger quantities than other foods.

It can be very easy to over serve, and therefore overeat, especially when you are hungry! Use these tips to help you serve up healthy portions of the following food types