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Palm of the Hand - POSTED ON: May 15, 2017
The size of an adult woman’s palm is equal to somewhere between one-fourth and one-half cup depending on her basic frame size.
Bariatric surgeon, Dr. Duc Vuong, says that his patients should always serve themselves only a very small portion of food, and that the entire amount of the food on their plate for their meal should be no larger than the palm of their hand.
He makes an exception for salads consisting of ONLY green leafy vegetables, and says for a meal that consists of only raw leafy vegetables, the portion can be as large as the entire hand. This recommendation is based on the fact that during the first 6 months or so after a person has Weight Loss Surgery, the stomach pouch will only stretch to about the size of the palm of the hand.
Dr. V talks about this in his Facebook videos. He calls the rule, 2x2x1. The circumference of this food volume is the length of 4 fingers across the palm of the hand, and the height of the food volume is 1 finger.
In his videos he demonstrates the concept of 2x2, by placing two fingers on one-half his palm, then two fingers on the other one-half of his palm. Essentially, a “sleeve” gastric surgery results in a rectangular thin pouch (2x2), while a “RNY” gastric surgery results in about the same size square (2x2).
For a long time I’ve been working to eat very small food portions, and now I’m experimenting to see if I can tolerate eating meals that are only as large as the palm of my hand. This morning I found that two Splenda packages exactly fit the palm of my hand. So I took some photos of the packages, my hand, my plate and my breakfast.
Below is a photo of that process.
I learned that a portion of food the size of the palm of my hand is even smaller than I previously believed.
Here's how a meal the size of my palm should look on my different size plates.
I've posted a great many of my actual meals here at DietHobby under the Heading at the top of the page, RESOURCES, Photo Gallery. Those of you who are interested in Portion Control might want to take a look at the photos posted under various meal categories there.
Dr. Duc Vuong, the Support Surgeon
Five points made by Dr. V in his recent Facebook video: "How Much to Eat?"
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