Weighing your food can become tiresome after awhile. Though it's a necessary part of managing diabetes, sometimes you just have to – or want to – wing it. You can keep control by using your hands as a gauge in measuring your food:
• One thumb = 1 tablespoon, or 1 ounce of cheese
• One palm = 3 ounces of meat
• One fist = 8 ounces of liquid, or 1 cup of solid food
Reviewed by Francine Kaufman, MD. 4/08
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