I also use a smaller plate, knife and fork. It makes your plate look full and when using the utensils it also gives the illusion of having a lot on your fork. I also put my salad on the plate that way I know I only have a little room for my meal and the plate is full. Also place all the good food items at eye level and the junk food near the bottom, so that you won't reach for it automatically I know myself it's hard when the rest of my family are not overweight, actually quite the opposite, so they like their junk food. When they are munching on something I find a healthy snack that has crunch, also...apples, almonds, etc... Good Luck to all...thank you for being supportive to one another
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I threw out my 12" plates and got all 9" plates. For me, that makes a big difference because I then put small portions of everything around my plate. I also put a copy of the portion plate graphic on my cabinet with plates to remind me of what a serving is. :)
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Another help is to READ the labels on food. Like 5 crackers is a serving, etc. If I want 'snack' foods, I buy them, read the label and then separate them into "servings" and put them in snack baggies. Then I write the calories on the baggie. This way when I get the munchies I KNOW what I'm munching.
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I have this.....I serve more than I should which means I consume more than I should. I have bought measuring bowls and that has been a huge help. Does anyone else have this distortion and if so, what else can you suggest that will help? Thanks in advance!
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