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I don't know if this has the same effect on everyone but the best thing that I did was to start using smaller plates. I have always been used to having a full plate and when faced with anything less I felt I was getting short changed. emoticon

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Now with smaller plates I can have a meal with the plate full and I am satisfied. This may be Psychological but it certainly works for me.

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  • This is a great tip! In addition we need to think in terms of having a meal and using a plate each time we eat. Using a bowl and knowing what that portion size is in terms of calories. I have found it keeps me from grazing and not watching just how much I am eating. Start out using the smaller plate, bowl, snack bowl, and weighing and keeping track of portions until it is a habit and you just know. It is always a lot smaller portion than we thought it would be.

    emoticon emoticon - by SAFETYSUE
  • I have tried to use the eating off a smaller plate before, but the way you explain how you felt made sense. I am trying to think more logically on how my brain thinks on certain things on my weightloss journey. I use to just go and eat something if the urge came up and feel guilty later. Now I think it over and decide if I really need that piece of food no matter what it is. It has helped me to slow down and think it over. Also my keeping track of my food intake has done wonders for me. Thanks for the tip. Loved it! - by DINGDONG55

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