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59-Second Tip: How to Lose Weight without Trying

Losing weight can be as simple as making just a few small tweaks to your lifestyle. This one easy change is something that everyone can easily do to lose 20% more weight. Find out what it is in 59 seconds!
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KHALIA2 4/23/2018 4:47:40 PM
Great advice! Report
CKOUDSI617 2/3/2018 10:40:44 PM
This works for me too! Report
KEKEIKO 10/10/2017 3:12:23 PM
Smaller plates really does trick the mind and stomach. Report
SISTERDEAR 8/17/2017 8:46:21 PM
I have been using smaller plates for years. Bigger plates look huge to me now. Report
LUANNE613 8/17/2017 5:23:29 PM
I changed my settings. Somewhere it tells you if you are trying to lose a large amount of weight, change the settings to not change with exercise. In other words, as you burn calories, the amount they say you can eat goes up. That may be fine of some but I need to lose and stick within a 1200-1300 calorie range. Before I changed it, I wasn't losing. I always wondered how it was that I was able to eat 1800-2000 calories!! :) Seriously, look into that setting!
CHUBBYNOMORE3 7/28/2017 12:13:50 PM
Eating within the calorie range Sparkpeople gives me, it doesn't matter what size the plate is. I think I could lose more weight if I ate less than the range they give me. I have never eaten this many calories in a day in my life when I was losing weight! Report
SDEECAL 6/30/2017 8:36:30 PM
Using a smaller plate means you have a smaller surface to wash and since I don't have a dishwasher and I'm lazy...well you see where I'm going ... Report
MARYDAILY 5/21/2017 1:49:41 PM
From that demo, I thought he was going to tell me to hang around heavier people so I'd appear smaller! TeeHee Report
4LMHJCR 3/28/2017 3:01:00 PM
I have been using smaller plates for years. I can't see using a large plate when I don't need to anyway :) Report
MAGGI-TT 1/22/2017 1:39:40 PM
I generally just eat over the sink. Report
RONNIE0A 4/23/2016 9:16:51 AM
Maybe years go, when I changed from eating on plates to always eating planned amounts in small bowls, I may have actually done this. It wasn't the intent. The intended change was to always plan the amount of each serving I eat.
DECISIONS4LIFE 2/18/2016 2:11:29 AM
ALL of my food is measured by calorie count..Some are large portion..such as veggies..and some are small portions..But I measure it all! Report
HRHTRACEY 2/10/2016 5:18:44 PM
Personally, this doesn't work for me. I know how much food is on my plate, regardless of how large the plate is. If I'm eating out, I ask for a to-go box before the food arrives. Servers have told me before that I can just divide my portion on the plate, and then just eat that amount. For me it needs to be out of sight, out of mind. If it's on the plate I'll keep picking at it. I put 2/3 into the box, and only eat what's on the plate. I find that there's generally enough for 3 meals, not just 2.

When I'm at home, I put a small amount of food on my plate, eat it, drink some water, and wait about 15 minutes. If I'm still hungry at that point, I'll go back for another small plate. Report
PRUSSIANETTE 2/10/2016 8:27:53 AM
Switching to a smaller plate may work for some people, but it does NOT work with me. My brain looks at the plate and not the portions, and my brain registers--"small plate, go back twice." What *does* work for me is putting my food on a normal size plate and spreading it out so my brain says, "wow, look at that you have a BIG plate full of food."

It all depends on how your particular brain works and what it is assessing as "important". Report
FOXBAY99 2/10/2016 1:38:28 AM

YES -it works. Report