In addition to exercise, eating quality food and the avoidance of food that trigger my compulsive eating, I have found the portion of food I put on my plate is a key ingredient to my weight loss and management. My awareness of what is good for me; a portion serving of a particular food such as, protein - 3-4 oz. with each meal. In the past I would haphazardly eat 8-12 oz. or more. Awareness is the key for new beginnings.