Published: Oct 22, 2010 2:48 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 22, 2010 11:49 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. -  If you're trying to lose weight, it's not only the type of food that's important, but how much you eat.

This morning Mike Drumm from Gold's Gym is here with 8 tips to control your portion size:

1. Eat in a consistent manner
2. Measure and weigh food
3. Use rule of thumb measures
4. Know the difference between a serving size and a portion size
5. Eat desserts in moderation
6. Use portion control dishes
7. Develop good eating out habits
8. Have a plan for what you want to eat, even snacks