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13 Ways to Lose Weight for Good (Page 5)

Portion It Out

Measure everything you eat for a few days to learn what 3 ounces of chicken looks like or 1/2 cup of rice. Two worthy investments: Portion Master Skinny Plate, which dishes out the right serving sizes ($16, amazon.com) and a kitchen scale, like Salter’s Book Shelf Scale ($50, Williams-Sonoma.com). Recheck yourself occasionally to make sure your eyeballed portions haven’t crept up.

Cook just what you’ll eat. This was key for one of the weight-loss challenge participants, Megan Blake: "Then I didn’t have any tempting leftovers to dive into." It’s also OK to leave the table a little hungry. Otherwise, you risk walking away stuffed.

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