Not Keeping Track
Every bite, taste, spoonful, and handful adds up, so if you're not keeping track of your daily calorie intake, it's easy to go over. Follow a diet with appropriate calories for your needs, because eating too much can lead to greater fat deposits, explained Seattle-based registered dietitian nutritionist and Arivale Coach Ginger Hultin, MS, CSO.
Figure out your daily calorie needs either by meeting with a dietitian, or by using this formula. Measure and weigh your food, and track your intake by writing it down in a food journal or by using an app like MyFitnessPal. Once you get in the habit, you will start to understand portion size better, too.