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By downsizing my plate size I am able to decrease the amount I eat without thinking I am not getting enough. My plates look full and I have to use smaller portions in order to get all my food groups on the plate. In three weeks this trick has helped me lose 6 pounds while not feeling cheated.

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Although it is a mind over matter trick, using a salad plate instead of a dinner plate for my meals cuts back on how much you serve yourself and lets your brain think you are getting a lot without since your plate is full and has no empty spaces.
- Submitted by SANDDPY 6/24/2011 in Weight Loss | 5 Comments
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LADYJ6942 6/24/2011 10:59:00 AM

    This exactly how I started my weight loss 6 yrs ago.
CHILD0FG0D 6/28/2011 11:16:00 AM

    This really does work especially if you do not go back for seconds. I have tried this for the last two weeks or so using paper plates.
LOSE4LIFE47 6/24/2011 11:57:00 AM

    That is what I started doing.
LOVINGLISA7777 6/24/2011 11:42:00 AM

    I just started to do that. It really helps. It's suprising how satisfied you get. The bigger the plate the more your brain wants to eat.
MARITIMER3 6/24/2011 10:53:00 AM

    I've changed to a smaller plate as well, and it definitely helps.
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