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For certain foods, like cottage cheese, yogurt, and pudding, the serving size is only a half a cup-that goes down in a matter of seconds when I'd eat it with a regular utensil! Instead of having that happen, I use my 2 y.o. son's old spoons and forks, and it makes these items last longer, and I am able to just take time and TASTE the food! It may sound silly to do, but it helps! I was able to buy a 12 pk of baby spoons at the dollar store, so it's a cheap investment!

- Submitted by MAMASMAMA 11/1/2010 in Weight Loss | 6 Comments
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MORRIS1989 11/1/2010 11:21:00 PM

    I really like that secret I am going to try that. Because I do eat fast but I have been trying to slow down. Thank you for your idea I really like that. emoticon
JENNSEACT2 11/7/2010 9:51:00 PM

    I had no idea other people did this! I've been teased mercilessly by coworkers and family for doing this!
QUIRKYYOGINI 11/2/2010 7:20:00 AM

    That's a great tip and I pretty much do the same thing, but instead of a baby spoon, I use inexpensive dessert forks and coffee spoons for things like that. I think I spent around 4 Euro (about $5) for a set of 6 of each and they are tiny. Probably the size of baby utensils. I don't know why the US doesn't do it (money?) but pretty much all of the restaurants here in Europe give you dessert flatware with desserts. What a concept, eh?
LLOGSDON 11/1/2010 4:55:00 PM

    I'm so glad to see someone else is doing this! My family thought I was losing my mind when I bought a pack of baby spoons for myself. My 14-year-old is trying to improve her eating habits like I am, so I suggested she try it (we both wolf-down yogurt, pudding, etc. faster than we can taste it with a regular spoon). She scoffed, but one day we ran out of clean "regular" spoons (I had nothing to do with that... tee hee!) so she had to resort to a baby spoon to eat a pudding cup. It must have darn near killed her when she finally admitted that it really works; she actually took her time enjoyed that pudding cup! I can't wait share this secret with her!
THETHESPIAN 11/1/2010 4:03:00 PM

    It doesn't sound silly at all. It's a great idea! emoticon
PEGGY-BEE 11/1/2010 3:03:00 PM

    Little tricks on our mind really work!

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