Protein Portion Size?

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  1. hanmac

    hanmac Getting her sparkle back

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    Hello!
    Sorry to be a pain, i'm an RTM newbie!
    Am on my 3rd day of RTM and have been enjoying it so far. For the past two nights i've had a salmon fillet, and tonight I had chicken with spinach.

    However, i'm starting to panic that i've been eating too much. The RTM book is so vague on portion sizes! I've read on here that it should be 100g but my LLC told me that the protein portion size should be roughly the same size as your palm. But this doesn't make sense to me, as the salmon fillets were quite long and thin, so technically they were bigger than my palm...but if i'd folded them in half they would be the same size as my palm just thicker! (Hope this makes sense) I didn't weigh them as just felt that surely a portion size would be a fillet.

    So now am worried. Do you go by the palm idea, or do you weigh everything? And should it be 100g or 200g as was reading a few posts on here trying to find an answer to the size dilemma but different threads said different things!

    Tonight I had roughly half a chicken breast as am now so paranoid about the sizes! And is it 100g cooked or uncooked?

    Sorry about all the questions! Any help much, much appreciated to put my little head to rest!

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    Don't worry Hannah
    We all felt like that. After knowing exactly what we can and can't have it does seem very vague,
    About 100g is a good rule of thumb. Those salmon fillets are not usually very chunky and half a chicken breast is just right.
    As our LLC said -it's not the protein that got you there! xx
     
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    hanmac Getting her sparkle back

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    Thank you Slendablenda!
    Think I just need to relax a bit, found myself panicking today as I added spring onion to my salad and wasn't sure of the calories...think I need to remember that before Lighter Life I a) would never have had salad and b) would have followed it up with lots of 'treats'! My whole way of eating has completely changed for the better :)
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