I received my issue of People magazine today. No surprise that the majority of stories focus on weight loss. The cover story is on people who have lost half their size. Their stories are pretty amazing.
On page 82, there is a story titled “Lose Weight Just By Changing Your Plate!” Apparently, an ad ex named Alex Bogusky has recently released a book called “The 9-Inch Diet.” Bogusky found that in 1963, most plates were 9 inches and held 810 calories. In 2004, plates are now 12 inches and hold 1,870 calories. The article states that “yesterday’s 9 inch dinner plate is today commonly sold as a salad plate.” I had heard about this book before and had been meaning to purchase smaller plates. It didn’t occur to me to use a salad plate. Duh!
Tonight, I made spaghetti with shrimp for dinner. I served myself on a salad plate. My husband thought it was hysterical and made fun of me. I am not trying to lose weight but I do tend to clean my plate, whether or not I am truly hungry. Also, earlier in the year (well, I guess it was last year), I did shed some pounds by cutting my portions. I have found that lately I have not been adhering to that habit.
Anyway, I ate my entire plate (as usual) along with a huge salad. I felt very satisfied, full and hours later, I am not hungry. I’m going to continue eating on a salad plate. Let’s see what happens! It’s a super easy thing to do so why not try it for yourself?