5. Opt to Use the Salad Plate

This is not just a rule to follow for the holidays, but in fact all year round. You don’t need to use gigantic size dinner plates. In fact, according to the History Channel, dinner plates of the 21st century are 2” in diameter bigger than dinner plates manufactured in the 1980s.

I’m sure many of you with hand me down dishes your Mom gave you when you moved into your own place already knew this. For your meals, opt for using the salad plate as your dinner plate and eat only what you can fit on that plate.

Remember to work with your doctor to have a weight range that is healthy for you, and remember being underweight is not safe for you either. Go ahead and enjoy some desserts or a second helping of your favorite dish, but remember your portion sizes.

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