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Use Smaller Utensils!



By using, say, a smaller salad fork to eat your dinner, it takes you longer to complete your meal and the food has longer to process. By doing this, I've noticed I've started eating around 1/3 less than I used to. "Iced" tea spoons (If you have them) are also smaller, and good for cereal or icecream

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  • This works and so does using a smaller bowl or plate. A meal lasts longer if you use a smaller spoon. Excellent Tip emoticon - by LOSINGLUCY
  • I do this too! I went to a new friend's house last night for dinner and they all looked at me like I was crazy why I asked for a smaller plate and fork. emoticon - by SARAWITHOUTH
  • I love using my year old's spoons for yogurt/pudding. It feels like you are eating so much more! - by CATFISHGIRL
  • LWOODY326
    What a great idea and way to slow yourself down when eating. Sometimes it is just too easy to eat way too fast. Keep up the good work! - by LWOODY326

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