Practice good portion control to keep your carbohydrate intake accurate and your blood sugar in check.
Have the right tools. Invest in a gram scale and a good set of measuring cups and spoons.
Serve smart. Dish up portions at the counter, not at the dinner table.
Give yourself a hand. When the scale isn't near, estimate portions with hand equivalents – for example, a woman's fist would be about the size of one potato or fruit serving.
Practice, practice, practice. Measure everything diligently for a week until you get a feel for appropriate portion sizes.
Reviewed by Francine Kaufman, MD. 4/08
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