3. Smaller plates When using smaller plates, you're less likely to feel 'cheated' by your portion controlled meals and psychologically trick yourself into thinking you've ate your normal portion as your eyes will just register a full plate of food.
4. Cut back on condiments By not picking up the salt shaker you'll reduce the risk of high blood pressure and water retention. Combining this with drinking more water may also result in weight loss on the scale referred to as 'Water weight'. Ditching the sauces (especially mayonnaise) could drastically reduce the calories, fat, sugar and salt in your meal. Overtime your taste buds will get used to not having the condiments and if you cook your own food and season it with herbs and spices you won't have the need for them anyway.
5. Swap to Lean Mince If you frequently cook with mince (whether beef or pork) for recipes such as Shepherd's pie, bolognese, lasagne etc. Then swap to a version that says 'lean' on the packet. This will instantly reduce the calories and saturated fat levels in the recipe. The lean version of mince beef could have 193 calories and 4g sat fat per 100g whereas the regular version could have around 257 calories and 11g sat fat! Of course, you could even go one step further and use a 'meat free alternative' like Quorn.