When you’re staring down the barrel of a new diet, your portions are one of the most difficult things to measure and keep track of. Your kitchen scale may be great in the comfort of your home, but it’s not practical to carry with you all day. Instead, just get to know the rough estimates with your hand.
If the idea looks familiar, that may be because earlier this month Melanie walked through the basics of this idea, highlighting its usefulness for cooks. This morning, while signing up for Weight Watchers (yeah, that’s right, Weight Watchers—I’ve used it before, and it works really well if game mechanics work on you, and even if you’re not looking to lose a lot of weight, it’s good at keeping you healthier), I stumbled onto the handy cheatsheet in the image above.
Quickly Estimate Serving Sizes and Measurements by Using Your Hands and Knowing Your Cooking…
Sometimes when cooking you might not want to pull out the measuring cups or spoons. In those cases, …
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- 1 cup = your fist
- 1 ounce = the meaty part of your thumb
- 1 tablespoon = your thumb, minus the meaty part
- 1 teaspoon = the tip of your index finger
- 1 inch = the middle section of your index finger
- 1-2 ounces of a food like nuts or pretzels = your cupped hand
- 3 ounces of meat, fish, or poultry = the palm of your hand
Obviously these are rough estimates, and their accuracy will vary based on the size of your hand, but it’s not a bad starting point. If you happen to have a kitchen scale at home, you could use that and some measuring spoons to determine just how well these measurements work with your hand and set your own baselines if any of the measurements are considerably off. As I said, Mel covered these basics a couple weeks back, but I found the Weight Watchers diagram very helpful.
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