2. Cut Large Portions.
Portions may be the sneaky factor making you overweight. It is hard to gauge a portion size to get an accurate measure of how many calories you are consuming. Some easy visualizations for fruits and veggies a portion size is about the size of a baseball or tennis ball. A couple ounces of cheese are the size of three or four dice. A 2 to 3 OZ portion of chicken or beef is about the size of a deck of cards. For oil, mayo and other condiments, one teaspoon is about the size of a die. Managing portions, especially with calorie dense food, is so important because you may think you are eating a deficit of calories to lose weight, and actually are overcoming the deficit, or even exceeding your calorie needs by using too large of portions.