I posted this to my healthy living blog, but wanted to include it here since it’s just as applicable…
The holiday season brings with it so many different foods that only come out this time of year. It’s the only time of the year that star or Christmas tree-shaped sugar cookies abound, for instance. And, let’s not forget everyone’s favorite, fruitcake. 🙂 For myself, it’s the only time of year I consume gravy and stuffing. Everyone is different, but overeating during this time commonly occurs for many people. The less you eat the less weight you put on your joints and tkr, too. What’s a good way to avoid this? Here’s my suggestion…
Use a smaller plate. Have you noticed how dinner plates have dramatically increased in size lately? It seems to have simultaneously occurred with the increased obesity epidemic and larger serving portions. Go figure. Dinner plates used to average 8â€ width, now they can be as big as 12â€ Yikes. The sight of these larger plates is just not pleasant, in my opinion. It’s just so much food. Way too much food.
If you don’t have any smaller plates in your cupboard, go to your thrift store. Past generations commonly used dinner plates that were 8â€ diameter. And, these items abound in thrift stores due to families donating estates. You can get an entire 8-place serving set for $20. If you look around, you may find a better deal.
You may also want to use dessert or salad plates as your main serving plate. This will decrease your portion sizes even smaller. Filling your smaller plates up with food fools your mind into thinking you’re eating a lot of food.
Give these suggestions a try. You will like it. Enjoy!
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