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What size plate do you eat off?

Large/Regular
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Does anyone eat from a small plate?

Postby BusyMum » Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:08 am

I have heard of people going on a diet where all they do is start using a small plate rather than a large or regular sized one. If the food doesnt fit on the plate, you dont eat it. And there are no seconds. So I am just curious what size plate most of you eat off?
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Postby sassi » Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:10 am

definitely one that seems to be too big hehe.
i think it's a good idea though.
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Postby BusyMum » Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:21 am

Yeah I think it sounds like a good idea too. I definately need to decrease portion sizes, so I was thinking of using this idea as a good way to do that.
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Postby milkyway » Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:23 am

My husband uses those big pasta/asian noodle bowls but I eat out of a regular breakfast bowl or something even smaller. The smaller the plate, the bigger the meal looks :)
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Postby sassi » Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:33 am

sassi wrote:definitely one that seems to be too big hehe.
i think it's a good idea though.
just to calrify - i meant i use one that's definitely too big!

milkyway - i love those big bowls...but have so far avoided buying any cos i know i'll fill them right up!
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Postby shelbel » Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:42 am

Yep i use a smaller plate and a teaspoon to eat, i think it does help, but maybe thats just me!!
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:56 am

I do for some things, like spaghetti, where my potion is noticably smaller than the blokes (you know how with some food it's obvious and some food it's not?) so you get an illusion that you have more than you do. I also use differnt styled plates with bigger/smaller borders to create the same effect,
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:58 am

i tend to use a normal size dinner plate but there are a lot of 'white' showing through the food lol. i leave big gaps when i dish my dinner out onto it. when i have dessert i use a small bowl that i used to freeze heidis dinners in when she was littler its about the size of a yoghurt tub and i use a teaspoon to eat it.
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Postby dietcoke » Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:42 pm

I use a small plate for dinner because it's my favourite meal of the day and if I'm not careful I could eat five times the amount that I need. Having a smaller plate is better for me because my brain thinks I've had a big meal since I've cleaned my plate.
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Postby tanya » Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:19 pm

I hadnt really thought about using a small plate but i might try it tonight. I know im eating more at meals than what i should be. I'll give it a go tonight and see if i can trick myself..
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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Fri Aug 31, 2007 8:35 pm

I use small bowls for most things, I have a bit of an obsession with them actually, I have a few different sized ones :P I always use smaller bowls and plates because I like the look of my plate being full. It's true, it does give the illusion of having more food on your plate!
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Postby madeline » Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:08 pm

I usually eat out of a small bowl... I find you eat even less than from a small plate. It definitely helps with portion sizes.
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Postby Jisgone » Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:15 pm

i ticked small plate because im going out today to buy one :)
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