Make a habit if reaching for a glass of water instead of a high fat snack. Add some zest with a twist of lemon or lime.
Want an easy way to identify high calorie meals? Keep an eye out for these words: au gratin, parmigiana, tempura, alfredo, creamy and carbonara, and enjoy them in moderation.
One serving of oil or fat is 1 teaspoon, which is about the size of the tip of your thumb.
People who drink skim milk instead of fruit juice at breakfast eat about 9 percent fewer calories at their midday meal.
One serving of nuts is 1 ounce, or about 25 almonds or 9 walnuts.
Eat from dishes, not containers or bags.
A serving of a thinner fillet of fish is about the size of a checkbook.
One serving of vegetables is equal to 1/2 cup. Green leafy vegetables are low in calories, so one serving is about 1 to 2 cups.
One serving of fruits is equal to 1/2 cup of sliced fruit or half of a large whole fruit. Half a cup is a about the size of a baseball.
Use smaller plates, bowls, and glasses to make your portions look larger.