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To Help With Portion Size, Change Your Plate!



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! emoticon

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    I have been doing this for months and it works.. - by MARIOSBUTTERFLY
  • I do this too! :) I bought myself a cute matching set of Kid's dishes (Power Puff Girls) :o) and I eat my meals at home off those. :) Makes me feel like I have a nice full plate of food, when I'm really eating sensible smaller portions, and my son gets a kick out of it. :) He has his Cars dishes and I have my Power Puff girls. :) - by JULINC
    I'm the same way!! Very rarely do I use the HUGE dinner plate. I eat most of my meals on the salad plate. It works!! - by RUN4ONE
  • Ditto! I use smaller plates. It's a psychological thing. - by LAC936
  • Love this. I do it too. I also use dixie cups of various oz. sizes. This helps monitor small snacks and keep portions in tact. They sit in little stacks on my sink. - by LESLIESENIOR

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