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New Diet Plate

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I have used a 9 inch plate for a while that is until it was dropped and smashed, they don't bounce sadly.
I had bought an old plate from a charity shop that was 9 inches nothing special just a plain plate but it worked well to keep the portions under control.
So I ended up using a plate that was a little larger as I could not find a 9 inch plate again without it costing a rather silly price. I am talking here of 18 plus for one plate, forget it I want more than one plate for that money.

So the hunt was on for a plate that was a) 9 inches or 22 cm I still use inches, I cannot visualise in centimeters and b) not a silly price.
Charity shops came up with nothing, they have 12 inch plates galore but not a 9 inch plate in sight.
Stores! forget it again large plates starting at 12 inches and going up. Side plates are still larger than I wanted and again silly prices.

So off I went to Amazon site to see what they had. Diet plates galore there but the price was out of my range until I found a plain white plate with sections but no fancy designs on it. Price was sensible as well compared to the others. So I have ordered it.

Large section for vegetables one small section for meat the other for carbs, easy.
Mixed foods like stews, curry etc will have to worked out, what I did before was half the plate for the curry and a small section for the rice. That is not enough rice for DH as he likes plenty of rice but as we don't have curries very often ( they are home made) I let him have more rice.
So now I will have a proper diet plate and will see how it works out compared to my old 9 inch plate that decided it had taken enough use and shattered as it hit the floor.

My new plate should arrive in the next few days and then I can get down to the serious business of getting the portions back to where they should be.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KAREN91 3/20/2014 4:20PM

    Another way to get small plates is probably to buy old dinner plates. I have been told that dinner plates used to be smaller then they are now. They might be expensive too if they are considered antiques instead of just old. I think I will look for smaller plates to limit portion size. It sounds like a great idea. emoticon

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 3/20/2014 9:46AM

    emoticon Thank you for sharing this info.

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NASFKAB 3/19/2014 11:07PM

  all the best

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SYDLETZIII 3/19/2014 9:51PM

    Way to go on choosing to use a smaller plate

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LJCANNON 3/19/2014 11:53AM

    emoticon Congratulations on finding a Great Replacement for your Old Plate! Looks like it will be a Great Addition to your Plan!!

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FIT4MEIN2013 3/19/2014 11:20AM

    I like my divided plates, but for a totally different reason; I can't let my foods touch!

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L*I*T*A* 3/19/2014 10:57AM

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WATERONE 3/19/2014 9:11AM

    Great way to limit portion size and get the full plate feel. Glad you found a plate.

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