Just an interesting story.
With all the discussion of european dishes, portion control and how americans eat too large portions, jfood decided to put these hypotheses to a home-challenge. He bought a digital scale to start apportioning properly.
well let me tell you a 4-6 oz portion size is a lot less than most people think. BUT when you increase the vegetables it's more than enough food. Plus it challenges the cooking ability to think and prepare the sides. In the summer it is also a little easier with all the great fresh veggies.
Result: both m&m jfoods are down many pounds, are feeling great and understand how europeans can stay as thinly fit and the americans are not.
So a word of advice from this old dog. try weighing your portions for a week, stick to it and see how you feel. the first week is tough, but after that it opens your eyes.