The best strategy for successful portion control lies in understanding and managing your emotional state, integrating both physiology and psychology. Often, we eat not just for physical hunger but also for emotional reasons like stress, boredom, or celebration. Begin by recognizing these emotional triggers. Ask yourself, “Am I physically hungry or just responding to a feeling?” Deep breathing or a short walk can help manage emotional eating. Then, focus on the physiological aspect: eat slowly, chew thoroughly, and use smaller plates to naturally reduce portion sizes. By addressing both the psychological and physiological sides of eating, you’ll gain better control over your portions and your overall eating habits.