At the end of the day, peeling off pounds requires you to not only pay attention to what type of food goes on your plate, but, more importantly—how much.

While it's not easy to keep junk out of the house, making a concerted effort to keep it sparse will result in tremendous health benefits from weight loss and boosted energy to strengthened immunity and cancer prevention. But it’s not just the junk you have to watch out for. A pantry stocked full of heart healthy oils, fueling whole grains, and clean nut butters should pave the road to those toned muscles you’ve been pining after, but only if you practice portion control. 

What is a superfood anyway?  “A superfood is a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being,” says Isabel Smith, R.D., C.D.N., registered dietitian and founder of Isabel Smith Nutrition.

One might think that more is better when it comes to healthy food, but that motto doesn’t apply with these superfoods. Keep portions small and your waistline will follow.