Simply scaling down
the size of your plate from 12 inches to 10 inches in diameter will chop your
daily calorie intake by a staggering 22 percent. It’s true! Even better, the
Small Plate Movement
(yes, it’s a real thing) discovered that change could help
you drop up to 18 pounds in a single year.
Of course, the
contents of your dinner plate matter most, and switching from a huge helping of
mac and cheese to a slightly smaller helping of mac and cheese won’t do much
for your waistline. Remember to fill your plate as follows: 50 percent veggies,
25 percent lean protein (chicken, fish, etc.), 25 percent whole grains (brown
rice, oats, etc.).