You already know that proper nutrition can enhance your athletic performance.
However, a well-balanced diet isn’t just about eating foods rich
in protein, carbohydrates, calcium and other important nutrients. It’s
also good to take in these nutrients in appropriate amounts and proper
Measuring cups and food scales can help you determine what a portion should
look like. When you don’t have access to these tools, your hand
can be just as effective.
Here are some tips to help you measure portion sizes using your hand:
One fingertip = 1 teaspoon of butter, mayonnaise or oil
One thumb tip = 1 Tablespoon of salad dressing or peanut butter
One palm = 3 ounces of meat, fish or poultry
One fist = 1 cup of vegetables or fruit
One handful = 1 ounce of nuts
For more information, or to schedule a sports nutrition consultation, call