How to Measure Without Utensils
Learning how to measure without utensils is essential for diabetics and individuals trying to lose weight. While portion control in the kitchen may be straightforward, with scales and measuring cups and spoons at the ready, dining away from home may present a challenge when it comes to estimating measurements. Comparing various measured amounts with other familiar items may make the guesswork simpler.
Measure one teaspoon by comparing it to the size of your thumb tip or a single die.
Equate 1 tablespoon to the size of a walnut. Two tablespoonfuls are about the size of a golf ball.
Calculate one cup by comparing it to an average-sized woman’s closed fist. It is also about the size of a computer mouse. Half a cup is equal to an ice cream scoop.
Equate an ounce of solid food (cheese, for example) to roughly the size of a thumb. One ounce is also equal to the weight of three dice. A 2 oz. serving of cheese weighs about as much as three dominoes or a lipstick. A 3 oz. portion of meat or poultry is comparable in size to a deck of playing cards or a small bar of soap.