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Diet Tip #3: Try the “Rule of Thumb” Method

Diet Tip #3: Try the “Rule of Thumb” Method

Try the "Rule of Thumb" method, which uses your hand as a reference. If you’re a relatively small-framed woman, 1 teaspoon equals the tip of your thumb (to the middle joint); 1 tablespoon is the size of your thumb and 1 cup is about the size of your fist. Obviously this isn’t a precise way of portioning—and the margin of error is greater the bigger your hand is—but it’ll work in a pinch. It might be a good technique to try when you’re eating out or at a friend’s.

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