Wave Buh-Bye to Calorie Counting!

Calorie counting can be exhausting and/or complicated.  And with our super busy lives, who's got time for all that math?

Here’s a simple way to figure out what and how much you should be eating.   

It’s easy, it’s portable, and it’s scaled to the size of the individual.

All you need are the ability to count to 2, and your own hand.

Here how it works:

Your palm determines your protein portions.

Your fist determines your veggie portions.

Your cupped hand determines your carb portions.

Your thumb determines your fat portions.

Of course, everybody is a little different. There’s not one “perfect” way of doing things, just as there’s not one “perfect diet” for everyone. But since bigger people tend to have bigger hands and smaller people have smaller hands, your own hand can be a personalized (and portable) measuring device for your food intake.

How much should you be eating at each meal?  Depends on how much activity you're doing, but a great guide for women and men is below:

 

If it's a post intense workout meal, add an extra protein and vegetable.  

If it's a post intense workout meal, add an extra protein and vegetable.  

And that, my friends, is as simple as it gets.  Thank you, Precision Nutrition!  

Tutti, mangiate bene! 

Source:  Brian St. Pierre, MD, RS + John Berardi, PhD