The “Hand diet” shows you exactly how much of certain foods you should eat, and it is likely that this amount is much smaller than what you think it should be.
Experts say that uncontrolled eating and large portions are the major cause of obesity. For example, one serving of meat should not be bigger than the palm, the amount of pasta must be smaller than clenched fist.
When it comes to butter, the maximum amount that you need to put on a slice of bread should be the size of fingertip (see picture).
A piece of cheese should be like two fingers, and peanut butter as the top of the thumb.
Ten years ago, researchers warned that the portions are getting bigger, and the number of obese people increases.
“You are not aware that a teaspoon of butter (enough for a thin layer of bread) for example has 37 calories – a large spoon three times as many (111 calories).
“Put dressing on the salad, but give preference to the vinegar instead of oil. One teaspoon of oil has 35, and one large spoon 135 calories. One extra tablespoon of oil each day will give you 6 kilos excess for 1 year.”
“Don’t sweeten the tea and the coffee. Do you drink a lot of sweet coffee, reduce the intake of sugar for 2 tablespoons three times a day, that will be 37,000 calories less for one year! ”
“Eat ice cream occasionally but only one ball. Enjoy walnuts and nuts, but stop after several pieces. ”
Pancake should be the size of a CD, for example, you should eat mayonnaise in the size of a poker chip.
Chocolate should not be bigger than a pack of floss.
Source : healthylifehouse.com