How Much: Control the portion size
How much we eat is just as important as what we eat. Having good portion control will help you keep the calories in check and keep the family at a healthy weight. Often overloading the plate, takes seconds and eating until we feel stuffed can lead to eating more calories than we should. Use a small plate or bowl to help control the portions. Eat larger portions of low-calorie, nutrient-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables, and smaller portions of high-calorie, high-sodium foods, such as refined, processed or fast foods. This strategy can shape up the diet as well as the heart and waistline.