Portion control will help you stay with your meal plan and control your calories during the day. Don't ruin great workouts by eating bad food with a million calories! Its possible to hide those hard-earned muscles with a thick layer of fat! Don't fight against yourself!
We are kings and queens of "too large" servings of food and that's without even "super-sizing" anything! Keep your daily food journal to track what, how much and why you are eating! This will help you with portion control.
MAKE THE COMMITMENT TO CHANGE YOUR EATING HABITS AND DON'T "GIVE UP" EVEN IF YOU "GIVE IN" AT TIMES! PERSEVERANCE IS THE KEY TO BEING SUCCESSFUL WITH ANYTHING!
It will be easier to keep your commitment if you plan your meals for the week. And, instead of eating out during the day, pack your food. This will protect you from binge eating and haphazard eating (i.e. grazing).
Here are some common sense do's and don'ts when it comes to eating:
Cut out these foods: sodas, sugary fruit juice drinks, candy, cookies, donuts, fried meats and fried foods, fast foods, ketchup, mayonnaise
Add these foods: whole grain breads, whole grain cereals, oatmeal, almonds, nuts, low-fat dairy products, low-fat yogurt, fruits, veggies, unsweetened tea, water, lean meats (baked, broiled or grilled), olive oil, cinnamon, mustard. You get the idea!