Portion sizing is a struggle for most…

How much is too much? Am I eating enough? These questions are asked by clients daily. So what is the right answer?

There are many different methods of portion control and sizing. If you are like me, you want it to be as fast and simple as possible. It’s hard to count calories, and can also be very ineffective. Using a food scale may not always be practical for your lifestyle, and unless you’re a sponsored bodybuilder with a chef, chances are that you are your own chef. This is why using your own hand may be the answer. This is how it works:

  • Your palm determines your protein portions
  • Your fist determines your veggie portion
  • Your cupped hand determines your carbohydrate portions.
  • Your thumb determines your fat portions.

Tony Sykes, CPT
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Certified Personal Trainer - ISSA
Specialist in Fitness Nutrition - ISSA
CPR/AED Certified

Tony grew up in Walden, CO in a family full of UW fans. Because of this, he was encouraged to attend UW and did so earning his Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology. However, Tony's number one hobby, interest, and passion has always been weight lifting. Tony is a Certified Personal Trainer through ISSA (International Sports Science Association) and is currently working toward his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification through NSCA. Tony has also served in the U.S. Military since 2007 and served overseas in 2013-2014. When Tony isn't dedicating his time to coaching and serving our country he enjoys dirt biking, riding snowmobiles, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers. At Altitude Fitness Tony leads our team of coaches as our Head Strength & Conditioning Coach. He has a wide variety of experience and training in strength training/muscular development, aerobic/cardiovascular training, weight loss/body composition, nutrition adjustment, goal setting, and program design/workout strategies. Tony plans to help Altitude Fitness grow into a regionally known training facility and show everyone that big things come out of Wyoming! Tony is excited to be a part of the Altitude Fitness team because "coaching and watching people learn and grow is a very rewarding experience. If I can continue to give that to people in Laramie and the surrounding region I will be happy. Giving people the tools and knowledge to achieve what they thought was impossible makes everything worth it. I believe and know the AF team can do that for anyone."

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