PEOPLE TRY ever so many diet and exercise plans and tactics in an ongoing effort to lose extra pounds and slim down. For some individuals, the need to lose weight holds a greater importance than for others. Victims of diabetes, for instance, may see a weight loss program as a primary health requirement in avoiding the worst effects of this dread disease.
Use Smaller Plates?
One tactic, often proposed by dieticians and health providers, has to do with the size of plate the dieter uses at meal time. The recommendation calls for using a plate about 1/2 or 3/4 the size of the plate normally used.
The basic idea behind this suggestion actually has a great deal of merit. When one fills a small plate with food one has the sense of looking down at a full meal. A small plate well provisioned with food, to the eye, seems as bountiful as a large plate full of food. They eyes have it, and the diner usually feels replete after eating the smaller amount of food.
For this dieting plan to work, one definitely should use a smaller plate rather than trying the work-around maneuver of putting less food on a large plate. One needs to begin and end the meal with a feeling of completeness.
What if, however, one has only large dinner plates, with saucers as the next size down?
Enter the paper plate.
Use Paper Plates!
Paper plates may not seem the proper serving dishes for company, but for the serious dieter they can prove particularly useful — especially if he or she wishes to partake of smaller portions of food. Paper plates come in a variety of sizes, making it fairly simple to select a size that fits the dietician’s small plate recommendation. Many paper plate manufacturers also provide plates with separate segments into which one can place carefully sized portions of healthy food.
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