When you don’t measure out portion sizes, it’s easy to misjudge how much food you’re actually eating. And if you’re eating things straight from the container, then odds are you’re eating way more than you realize.
“The rule of thumb is always to ‘plate before palate,'” says Nick Rizzo, fitness research director at RunRepeat.com. “Be mindful of how much you are eating by simply taking whatever snack or food you are eating and putting it on a plate. This way you are actively choosing how much you are eating ahead of time, being mindful about your portions, and are in full control of your calorie consumption.”