A good diet doesn’t necessarily require having a calculator close by, and doesn’t disappear the day it ends. You want to know how much to eat? Look at your hand
What diet suits me? What should I eat and how much? And how, out of all the different types and shapes – only carbohydrates, only protein, only watermelon, anything but gluten – can you tell what’s actually good for your body?
A good diet is the kind that we can stick to in the long run, even without a calculator. We won’t have to invest a lot of time and effort measuring and weighing food or counting calories. Here’s a pretty good idea: eating by the size of your hand.
Each of us has a different body structure, bone width, and tissue size. Therefore, the diet type should be as individual.
Richard Watson – a philosopher, geologist, and writer, as well as a runner in his free time – has suggested the hand as an index. In his book “The Philosopher’s Diet: How to Lose Weight and Change the World,” he established a theory for an ordered series of recipes and menus.
So how does it work?
* To know how much meat to eat (or any substitute for the main course), look at the area and thickness of the palm of your hand
* The size of the side dish of hot carbohydrates (rice, pasta, and couscous, quinoa, spelled) is derived from the size of your tightly closed fist.
* The amount of dressing or oils (hummus, Thousand Island, or an assortment of nuts, almonds, or croutons) will be determined by the size of your thumb.
* Non-starchy vegetables can be added freely.
* What about dessert? You can have some according to how thick your middle finger is: before you cut the cake, press your finger to see what the width of the desired slice should be. You can also do this with a chocolate bar.