When eating many people often look at what they are eating, and may not pay attention to how much they are eating. Whilst what you eat is the most important aspect of healthy eating, how much you eat is also very important. Portion size becomes extra important when aiming to lose weight – which along with being healthier – is often the top reason why people eat a particular way.
To help with how much to eat there are some simple ways to keep this in check. A healthy, balanced meal aims to have protein, carbohydrates and fats. The portions for each component as a general way to remember can be seen below:
Please remember this is a general guide and may differ if you are avoiding certain food groups. There are healthy & unhealthy options in the carbohydrates, protein & fats category, so always make sure you’re choosing the more healthy option!