Thinking of starting a diet? It can be hard to know what to do to boost your chances, but I’ve found 10 things that really help me to start well and stay on track..
1. Use Smaller (and Bluer) Plates …
I find that I’ll serve myself as much food as will fit on my plate, rather than how much I actually need. To avoid this, I found some very cute, but smaller, plates and I now use them all the time. I seem to serve myself much less, because I don’t want to pile up food on my plate.
And if you want to lose even more weight, buy yourself a set of small blue plates, as the blue color will not stimulate your appetite and you’ll start eating less and feel fuller faster. Try this trick, and see if it works for you too!
If you pull out your grandmom’s china, her dinner plate is probably the size of your salad plate: Today’s average dinner plate is one-third larger than its 1960 counterpart.
Our large, fashionable—well, platters—encourage us to load up on a third more food, and we eat 92% of what we serve ourselves, according to research by Brian Wansink, the director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, and the author ofMindless Eating. Bigger plates lead to bigger hips.
- says Shaun Chavis from Health.com