I control what I eat by filling my plate 3/4 full with veggies/fruits and everything else has to fit into the last 1/4 space. (I'm not talking about heaping portions here) I've found that this is especially helpful when I'm eating out. I use this method for portion control.
This is assuming that the fruits and veggies aren't in any sauces or swimming in butter or syrup.
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Make your decision in advance... Before getting in line!
Before getting in line... Table full of snacks, Buffet? Look at everything available, What's healthier? Decide what's going on your plate. When you make your decision in advance, you can think rationally. Don't forget to fill plate with fruits and veggies.
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