Purchase smaller plates and also dishes to control the amount of portions you take
This is one way to cut back on some of the food that you eat daily. If the plate does not hold as much and the plate looks full, then you are less likely to stack it so much. Think about this, if you take two bananas and place one on a plate that is larger and another on the plate that is smaller, which one appears to be bigger than the other? Obviously the one on the plate that is larger looks smaller than the one that is on the smaller plate. The smaller plate looks fuller when in reality they are quite similar. This method works well for controlling the amount of food that you take and eat daily.
Make your calorie tracker as your meal planner
If you do not want to waste time filling out the tracker each time that you take a bite, you should take time in the morning while on your commute to enter in the amount of food that you think that you will eat that day. By doing this, you can keep track of the food and the calories that you are going to consume per day, therefore helping you to keep track of the food portions and keep you on the right track for losing weight.