Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Count "Portions," Not Calories
There aren't many people who can keep track of their calorie intake for an extended period of time. As an alternative, I recommend counting "portions." A portion of food is roughly equal to the size of your clenched fist or the palm of your hand. Each portion of protein or carbohydrates typically contains between 100-150 calories. For example, 1 chicken breast is approximately one portion of protein, and one medium-sized baked potato is approximately one portion of carbohydrates.