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To Help With Portion Size, Change Your Plate!


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I rarely use a regular size dinner plate any more. My portion sizes have shrunk, and, so I don't feel deprived, so has my plate size. Now I usually eat off the "bread plate" (the size between a saucer and a dinner plate). That way, my smaller portion doesn't look so small dwarfed on a big plate. My salad bowl, though, has grown. It is now the medium-size Pyrex mixing bowl! emoticon

- Submitted by FLOWINGWATER 6/28/2011 in Weight Loss | 5 Comments
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MARIOSBUTTERFLY 7/16/2011 6:10:00 PM

    I have been doing this for months and it works..
JULINC 6/28/2011 1:47:00 PM

    I do this too! :) I bought myself a cute matching set of Kid's dishes (Power Puff Girls) :o) and I eat my meals at home off those. :) Makes me feel like I have a nice full plate of food, when I'm really eating sensible smaller portions, and my son gets a kick out of it. :) He has his Cars dishes and I have my Power Puff girls. :)
RUN4ONE 6/28/2011 1:29:00 PM

    I'm the same way!! Very rarely do I use the HUGE dinner plate. I eat most of my meals on the salad plate. It works!!
LAC936 6/28/2011 11:30:00 AM

    Ditto! I use smaller plates. It's a psychological thing.
LESLIESENIOR 6/28/2011 11:27:00 AM

    Love this. I do it too. I also use dixie cups of various oz. sizes. This helps monitor small snacks and keep portions in tact. They sit in little stacks on my sink.

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