I often cut up food that I am eating into smaller pieces so that it looks like I have more to eat, which satisfies my eyes. My children have been fooled by this for years when it comes to me serving them a favorite food, so why not do the same myself? If I have a high calorie item that I'm eating for example, pizza, I just cut it up smaller so it spreads all over my dish. This will save you calories and will also help you to savor each small piece.
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Trick yourself into thinking you have lots of food. I cut the fruits and veggies that I snack on during the day into rather small bite size pieces. My mind is fooled into thinking there is much more there -- takes longer to finish the snack. Prep time is a little longer but worth it.
Use a cookie scoop(one of those small ice cream scoopers) for the peanut butter. It hold one tablespoon, it measure the peanut butter for you and it make it so easy to get out; just squeeze the handle. Plus a small scoop on plate with some crackers looks like a lot of peanut butter, fools the eye.
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