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I saw a book that shows how 1963 dinner plates averaged 9" compared to today's, which are 12" wide. I found 9-inch 'Food Network' "salad" plates at Kohl's that I use for dinner plates. The smaller plates make portions look bigger. Kohl's also has 1-cup ceramic bowls and Target has 2-cup cereal bowls. Now when I put something to eat into a bowl, I know how much I have without measuring.41
I have seen (heard and tried), using a smaller dinner plate, I also use a salad fork to eat with (and if you are on the run, those plastic folks are about salad size). You can't get as much on your fork, causing you to slow down (which was a big problem for me), if you are eating slower maybe it will be less! We still need 20 minutes for our brain to know our tummy is full.
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