No Food Scale For Meal Prepping? No Problem.
No Food Scale For Meal Prepping?
When it comes to successful meal prepping, it is all about striking the right balance regarding portion sizes. But does that mean you need to go out and buy a food scale? Nope.
While yes, a food scale can make the job more precise, the truth is you don’t need one. Especially if you’re not preparing for a competition or a full-fledged bodybuilder in which you’d be counting every calorie you consume. But if you’re wanting to learn how to meal prep quickly and effectively to keep your goals on track, then you’re in the right place. Because we’ve decided to share with you what we use to help with our meal prep, and all you need is your hand.
Seriously, your hand is about to become your meal prepping best friend because you’re going to use it to measure out the required portion size.
So, let’s get to it!
Measurements By Hand
Measurement: Flat Hand. Each meal should contain a serving of vegetables that could fit into your hand if it’s completely open and flat.
Measurement: Cupped hand. Each meal should contain a serving of protein that would fit into your hand when in a cupped position. That would roughly equal around 3-4 oz of meat.
Measurement: Palm of your hand. Each meal should have a serving size of carbs that can fit in the palm of your hand. And when we say palm, we mean palm. No cheating and thinking that includes parts of your fingers!
Measurement: OK sign. Each meal should have a serving size of fats that would fit within the space of your index finger and thumb, creating an “O,” aka the OK sign. Such a small portion is because healthy fats, such as avocado, provide lots of nutrients, but they are also extremely calorie-dense.
See, you don’t need a food scale.
By simply using your hand to measure out your portions, the meal prepping process becomes much more efficient and less tedious.
Now all that’s left is for you to start prepping!