No Diet – Weight Loss Tip #1

Change Your Plate Size.

A simple yet effective method of non-dieting is to change your plate size.

There is a direct correlation between the serving size of your food and your plate size.  We tend to fill up the surface of the plate and eat approximately 92% of what is served to us.  changing plate size

In Europe, the average size meal plate is 9″.  I feel this is the optimal size but don’t rush out and get 9″ plates quite yet.

It’s interesting to note that decades ago in the US, the average sized meal plate was 7″ – 9″.  Today the typical size of a meal plate is 10″ – 12″.  Also, you may have noticed that many US restaurants are now using 13″ plates and loading them up with the entres.

By decreasing the size of your meal plate a couple of inches you will obstenceibly reduce your food intake by 25%.  Your brain center responsible for hunger won’t notice any change at all.portion distortion

To find smaller plates you can go to any store.  Outlet stores are a great way to find plate sets.  Don’t forget garage sales and thrift stores where you can often find old treasures such as vintage china, etc.

This is an easy and painless small change leading to big results over time.

Tiny changes don’t exist; they’re all forward steps.

Remember don’t count calories; count nutritional content…

Here’s to your health.



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