What does portion control mean?

If you want to lose weight, cutting calories is a good place to start. This does not mean you have to stop eating your favorite foods. It does mean eating less. "Portion control" means the following:
  • See how much you eat
  • Decide how much to eat
  • Cut back on portion size

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