Friday, September 16, 2011
An easy way to reduce calories and portion sizes is to change your dinnerware and silverware. A few wise changes to your kitchen dishes can lead to a big change in your body weight and shape. These adjustments may seems awkward at first but you will soon recognize the health and weight benefits of these small changes. Following are tips to eat less while losing pounds:
Use smaller plates for all of your meals. Ideally, use saucer or dessert size plates. The quantity of food served will visually appear larger on these smaller plates which helps you feel like you are eating more food. Yet, actually, you are eating a smaller portion.
Choose drinking glasses that are thin and tall or with pedestal bases. These tend to hold fewer ounces but look like they hold as much as larger glasses.
Larger bowls should only be used for green salads. Teacups are best to use for everything else, like cereals, desserts, and stews. According to nutritionists, teacups actually hold the recommended serving size for these foods.
User smaller spoons when eating your meals. Smaller spoons scoop less food so it will take you longer to finish the meal.
Using smaller serving dishes encourages people to scoop less onto their plate. Also, opaque servers like ceramic or metal make people scoop less food that transparent glass servers. The smaller the server the better.