#4. Measure Your Food Every Time You Eat
The best way to ensure you’re eating appropriate serving sizes is to be scientific about it. Keep measuring cups and spoons handy when it comes to everything you consume. Don’t just eyeball half a cup of granola or freely pour marinara sauce over your pasta — chances are you’ll overestimate. The same goes when you’re cooking. Measure out two tablespoons of olive oil instead of just pouring it from the bottle. For items that are difficult to measure, such as meat, chicken or fish, use a food scale instead.