You may be eating better, but are you eating less? If you’re not controlling portions, you could be sabotaging your weight-loss efforts. offers these picture guides to keep you on track

Cheese: Four Dice or Two Dominos

Even if you’re following a weight-loss program, your diet should include some low-fat or no-fat dairy for the calcium, protein, and added vitamin D that it offers. If you want to chow down on some cheese, try low-fat or fat-free choices. For a 1-ounce portion size, visualize four dice or two dominos. If you opt for low-fat ice cream or yogurt, a 1/2-cup — about the size of a tennis ball — is the proper portion size.