In addition to the secret below by PEACHES about using smaller plates, use smaller utensils too. A childs fork and spoon will make that smaller portion (which looks larger on the small plate) last longer.
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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
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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