When it comes to controlling portions, many fitness and nutrition experts recommend using smaller plates. “But what often ends up happening is that people go back for seconds, thirds, and fourths instead of just loading up once,” says Brad Schoenfeld, Ph.D., C.S.C.S., author of Look Great Naked. His advice: Stop downsizing your dinnerware, and start paying more attention to how you load it. “Put leafy vegetables on your plate first, then protein,” says Schoenfeld. “That way, you’ll be sure to have room for them.” Marshmallow sweet potatoes and gravy-smothered stuffing comes last.