I’ve noticed a trend. Over the past two decades I’ve seen plate sizes getting bigger! I’m talking about the literal plates and bowls getting larger in the chain-restaurants and the plates you buy for home.
With this in mind, I started using salad plates (approximately 8″) for my meals. It’s a way to trick your brain into thinking you’re eating a lot because the plate looks full! My mind tried to tell me, “It’s a smaller plate! You’re still going to be hungry!” But I put it out of my mind and forced myself to be satisfied with the serving I had. Believe it or not, it was plenty., but my brain had been trained to think, “Bigger is better!”
Note: I still struggle with my brain on this issue and sometimes I go back for that second-helping, but it’s all training (more like re-training) the brain and that’s what I’m working towards.
It’s something to think about, yeah?
❤ beckie b