HTW # 118: Being able to find good information about a healthy diet, as well as finding healthy food to eat, are two issues when trying to lose weight. However, some important ways to prevent weight gain can be through eating smaller portions during each meal to decrease the amount of calories you eat. Research has shown that eating two or three large meals a day add o more weight gain than eating a few smaller portions. Another good tip to weight loss is to eat a variety of foods throughout the day including fruits, vegetables, proteins and dairy. The variety leads to fewer cravings and also gives the body all the nutrients and minerals it needs.