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52 Little Changes For Big Weight Loss Results - Tip #51- Keep Serving Dishes Off the Table

Thursday, September 06, 2012

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Tip 51 is

Keep Serving Dishes Off the Table

According to a 2010 Cornell University study, you’ll eat about 20 percent less if you keep your serving dishes in the kitchen instead of on the dinner table. Researchers tested how eating habits would change if food was served from the kitchen, not the table. Participants ate less when the food was out of reach, and were more likely to choose fruits and vegetables when kept in plain sight.

"Eating is always a decision, nobody forces your hand to pick up food and put it into your mouth." ~ Albert Ellis, Michael Abrams, Lidia Dengelegi, The Art & Science of Rational Eating, 1992


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DEE107 9/7/2012 12:10AM

    thanks for sharing and love the advice

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SUSAN134 9/6/2012 9:55PM

    I think the only time we have serving dishes on the table is for Christmas dinner, and it does definitely make a difference! Portion control is so important in staying aware of what you are eating. Thanks Val!

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FISHINGLADY66 9/6/2012 8:58PM


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DADDYS_GIRL6 9/6/2012 6:53PM

    Thanks for posting this. Is there a place where all 52 helpful hints are listed in one place? :)

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NO_SNOW_BODY 9/6/2012 5:32PM

    emoticon well said

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MEADSBAY 9/6/2012 2:37PM


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    Great advice. I use to just put the food on my plate and then pack everything else up for leftovers before I would start dinner to avoid second helpings. I need to start doing that again.

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KANSASROSE67 9/6/2012 11:47AM

    I have doing this very thing for the past year. Although we eat in the kitchen, I leave the main dishes over on the counter instead of serving them on the table. The only things I put on the table are fruits and vegetables. I do think it makes a difference...we aren't as willing to get up and take second servings of things if they are not right in front of us.

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VK2ZT14 9/6/2012 11:29AM

    I have done the no serving dishes on the table. i usually get strange looks. but then when i explain, the strange looks change to concern. LOL

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GABY1948 9/6/2012 9:11AM

    WONDERFUL point! Thank you!!!

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IS1GAR 9/6/2012 8:52AM

    Thank you! I will use these recommendations.

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