Well, if smaller dishes work for you, great. However, I actually eat MORE when I use smaller dishes. I always think I can have a second portion, cuz, geez the plate or bowl is sooo small (i.e. I feel like I am eating a snack instead of a meal). I find if I take a regular size plate and just spread out the food, this works much better. If I don't have quite enough to spread out? Just put some more veggies on.
3/20/2012 6:02:43 AM
Thank you for this article, it is useful,I already have a smaller plate and fork than the rest of the family, the only problem I have with slowing down with the eating, I like my hot food to be hot, if it has cooled down too much before I get to it on the plate, I won't eat it, so end up wasting it or giving it away then I have not had a balanced meal and not consumed enough calories. Any ideas how to get round this one? (I don't like reheating the food either as is tastes different and not very nice).
3/8/2012 10:39:48 AM
Like the idea of smaller plates and dividing and filling 1/2 the plate with veggies!!! Good idea. I'm going to get a timer too. I gobble my food.
I just read your article and know exactly what you mean about skipping breakfast. I stopped eating breakfast when I was pregnant with my first child b/c the thought of food in the morniing made me nauseous. I wasn't sick, but just the smell or thought of food. That turned into a habit that stayed for years which also turned into a lot of weight gain through the years as well. Now that I'm almost at my goal, I look forward to breakfast every morning as soon as I get up! Thank you for the other great tips as well.
FANTASTIC ADVICE....THANK U VERY MUCH 4 SO MANY WONDERFUL IDEAS & ADVICE. It's things like this that people like me- yrs of failing but determining now 2 succeed- have more of an advantage over a society in which eating/ food is ever prersent.
I loved the ideas and tips presented. I already do some of these things, like the smaller plate..it does help. Any of these and even all of them wouldnt be too hard to implement. I have a med/large family and I am still trying to get the hang of pre-preparing my meals in the correct measurement. Wish me luck.
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