Be Mindful of Portion Control
"Even if you're eating the most healthy of foods, some are calorie dense — like olive oil, avocado, nuts, and nut butters — and therefore it's important to stick to moderation," Rachel said. Note that one serving of peanut butter is two tablespoons (not half the jar), and for almonds, it's one handful (about 23). Eyeballing your portions could be the reason your weight has stalled, so take a week or two to measure everything, just to be sure you're eating as much as you think you are.
To help keep your portions in check when eating at home, Rachel suggests using a small bowl or plate. On the go, use single-serving snack packs, which provide immediate portion control.
Here's a quick tip: when meal-prepping on the weekend, make these snack packs for nuts, pretzels, and trail mix. We also like making these adorable mason jar snack packs, perfect for hummus and veggies or chips and salsa.