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If You Want A Serving Of Ice Cream Or Other Indulgence, Try Using An Old Coffee



cup (not the "mega-mugs" so common now) or other similar dish as a bowl. I have an old set of dishes where the coffee cups are 8 ounces. It's easier to estimate the appropriate portion size with smaller dishes. You can also use other non-traditional dishes/containers that hold less than today's larger plates/bowls/mugs. Goodwill and antique stores may have smaller dishes, just be sure that anything you use is LABELED SAFE FOR FOOD, so that you aren't exposed to unsafe coatings or dyes.

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Not an earth-shaking suggestion, but having a "special" container helps make smaller portions look better and helps train the eye to recognize what appropriate portion sizes look like.

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  • What a great idea. Icecream is my downfall, So I've been choosing sugarfree fudgsicles. That works for me. There are only 40 calories in a full bar and I feel like I'm getting a special treat. On occasion I have 1 scoop of icecream.; - by TPETRIE
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    Thanks Guys
    - by LADYDI1431
  • You can also use the individual 1/2 cups from applesauce and even yogurt!
    I have an old Burger King Garfield Glass Mug that holds 12 oz and that was a special treat! - by RAYLINSTEPHENS
    I started doing this a couple of months ago with ice cream. I feel like I get a lot more than I do because the mug is full. - by THINAGAIN66

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