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Portion Control
Can you help me with the amounts of food I should eat on the plan? 
— Patty Karfs, 46, Belleville, Illinois

This is the way I look at it: When you consider that your stomach is about the size of your fist, no portion should be larger than what can fit into the palm of your hand. So if you're having steak, the piece must be only as big as your palm—not the palm, wrist, and extended thumb and fingers. The same with each of the other foods you're eating with that steak. You should be able to cup the peas in one hand without them spilling all over the place, you know what I mean? That's how I measure portions.