I packed away all my dinner plates, large bowls, super-sized mugs and other extra large dinnerware. Instead, I kept my salad plates, small bowls and regular sized mugs out. That way, when I fill a plate, I'm filling it with much less food. And, my smaller portions look larger on the smaller plate.
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There are plates that are smaller than the normal dinner plate and bigger than a small plate. We have one. I use it. When the plate is smaller, it looks fuller with lots less food. I also teach clients that 1/2 the plate should be green veggies, 1/4 protein (size of a deck of cards), and 1/4 Carb (1 potato/1 cup pasta) It's a great system especially if you are away from home and need some feeling of control
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