My father had to wear suits and his had to be tailored so they were expensive. His job as a church minister required him to have four suits. Any time he put on weight he'd put his normal portions on his plate then leave some of each uneaten. He'd indulge in dessert but only half. Within two weeks he'd lose 10 lbs and his suits fit as they should. He didn't believe in dieting per se, just cutting back. We ate in restaurants maybe 2 x yearly. My mother was a good cook and prepared good rounded out meals. We were all healthy and not one of us was or is overweight.