Use a Smaller Plate – Portion Control is Key

  • It's human nature to fill up our plate, so to avoid over-eating we suggest using a plate that's about 2/3 the size of a normal dinner plate. Many people fear they will feel hungry if they reduce their portion size. Eating a little less at each meal can make big differences over time.
  • There is a time delay of about 15 minutes from when you eat to when your brain registers you have eaten sufficiently. So after eating wait 15 minutes to see how you feel.
  • If you're still hungry, increase the amount of vegetables you are eating at each meal, keeping the protein portion the same.

2 Reviews

Kahmi

Sun Feb 22, 2015 at 11:50 pm

I have bought a small "noodle" bowl for my salads - anything that fits within the noodle bowl is an okay portion for my salad. Making a salad blindly in a large bowl can make it difficult to put limits on how much you can have! P.S: In my salad I had: iceberg lettuce, carrot, cucumber, tomato, onion, red kidney beans, tuna slices in spring water, avocado and Praise's Zero Fat French with Roasted Garlic dressing. Filling and fresh!

Coaster64

Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 2:29 am

About a year ago i started dishing most my meals on a bread and butter plate, I grew up getting large meals and would often go back for second, i find on the smaller plate if i do have seconds (before celebrity slim) and had second, i only had an average adult meal so was better.