Sounds silly, I know, but I really do use smaller plates and utensils to eat. Slows me down..and makes it look like I'm getting bigger bites and more food! Hubby always uses a dinner plate, I use a luncheon sized plates. I use salad forks and small teaspoons for everything.
Funny - I actually LIKE using the little plastic spoons you get in take out places when they are small like I like. I even use them at home sometimes.
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I shrink all my eating utensils...I use a salad plate rather than a dinner plate whenever I can. And at home (I haven't quite the courage to do this out yet), I eat with a silver (yes, I'm worth it...but they had been my children's) baby spoon & fork. My salad plate looks so full & I'm forced to slow way down with the small utensils. I also use a beautiful hand blown wine glass for beverages. Elegant and useful in keeping portions at bay.
Using special bowls and dishes keeps my portions in check.
I have favorite bowls, serving utensils and plates that I like to use for various foods like soups, dry cereal and salads. I know what holds exactly a cup of soup, 1/2 cup of cereal or 2 cups salad greens so I don't have to measure all the time. It's helped me save a step when I'm serving meals.
I use a beautiful small plate for my meals and small utensils..example my favorite utensil is a demitasse sterling silver spoon. then I chew every bite 20 plus times. The whole process is much slower and I know when I get full as opposed to shoveling it in. 252
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