At most stores such as Target, Walmart, etc...they usually offer plastic wear in sets for pretty cheap, $1 or so...usually around the summer time. I purchase the small ones at are equivalent to 1 cup, I use these for cereal, snacks, even my main course at a meal, u get the right amount every time!
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Your smaller plate for portion control can look like a banquet !
Maybe you've made the move to using smaller sized plates and bowls to help cut portion size, but you don't like the look of a smaller-sized plate in front of you. Make your place setting appear more glamorous as well as LARGER, by using full size plate as a charger, or a salad plate under your smaller bowls.
Fill the space in front of you (and I DON'T mean your belly!) to make meal more appealing and less Spartan!
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! 20
Cereal portions are a lot smaller than the bowls we eat out of! When I have actually measured out the serving sizes, they are so small I end up deciding to double it--not like I need the calories! An easy fix is to pour the milk into the bowl first. The cereal seems to settle into an empty bowl, but if the milk is already there, the bowl appears more full, and that makes it easier to accept the portion size as a decent meal.
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