"Do you want it to go to waste or to your waist? Imagine carrying around a trash bag full of the extra bites you've saved," Albers says. No one wants to throw away perfectly good food, so focus on preventing waste as you are cooking and ordering rather than after the fact.
"Cook just enough food for everyone to have a portion—no extra. Or box up the leftovers for lunch the next day. Think strategically," Albers says.