How much you eat can be just as important as what you eat. You can have too much of a good thing if you eat everything that is served on your plate, or to satisfy your appetite.

Having a healthy, balanced diet is about getting the right types of foods in the right amounts. Eating the right portion size can help you stay within your calorie and fat recommendations for the day and can help you maintain a healthy body weight.

But it’s not easy to visualise 3 ounces or 2 tablespoons. Here’s what you can do – use your hand as a handy guide for portion control.