One portion-control strategy I think is great: Use a smaller plate.
It’s easy to keep meals under control when your plate is half the size of a standard dinner plate. You’ll trick your mind into thinking, “I’ve cleaned my plate—I’m done!” (No fair going back for a second load!) Bonus: If you were conditioned from birth to never leave food on your plate, you can now finish your food at half the calorie count and zero guilt!
So break out the salad plate. And fill ‘er up.