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Want To Decrease Your Dinner Calories? Change The Size Of Your Plate

Does the size of your plate make a difference other than for convenience?  You bet it does.Since 1960, the size of the average dinner plate has increased 36%. Today’s dinner plate measures 11 to 12 inches across — a few decades ago they were 7 to 9 inches. A European plate averages 9 inches and […]

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Let A Baseball Be Your Guide For A One Cup Serving Of Food

It’s awfully hard to gauge how much food you’re putting on your plate – and even harder to figure out how much food you’re popping into your mouth when you eat directly from a multi-serving bag of food – like a big bag of chips. Portion size is critical to managing your weight.  One helpful […]

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How Big Are Your Dinner Plates — And Why It Matters

Have you eaten in some restaurants where the plates are so big that the server can’t find room to comfortably fit everything on the table? Maybe your plates are so big that you have trouble getting them into the dishwasher. Does it make a difference other than for convenience?  You bet it does. The Size […]

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Let A Baseball Be Your Guide

It’s awfully hard to gauge how much food you’re putting on your plate – and even more difficult to figure out how much you’re popping into your mouth when you eat directly from a multi-serving bag of food. Portion size is critical to managing your weight.  One helpful idea is to use commonplace objects as […]

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Why Are Americans Getting Fat???

The reasons why Americans are getting fat at an alarming rate might surprise you… An infographic courtesy of Healthy Meal Experts.   Learn more about Healthy Meals

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Have You Noticed That Some Well-Known Chefs Are Shrinking?

In girth that is.  The chef’s weight loss is frequently motivated by a health scare – although sometimes just by vanity or wanting to be more mobile and agile in the kitchen — many star chefs have devised their own plans for losing weight. Fortunately, for them, they have knowledge and their skill in the […]

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Dinner Plates: Size Matters!

Plates:  Bigger Isn’t Better The size of our dinner plates might be contributing to our country’s obesity problem. Since 1960, the surface area of our average dinner plate has increased 36%. Today, the average dinner plate measures 11 to 12 inches across, but a few decades ago they were 7 to 9 inches. By comparison, […]

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What Should I Eat?

What Do I Want To Eat? What Do I Want To Eat?  That’s a question we all ask ourselves.  Including me.  A lot. Standing in front of the fridge with the door open.  Staring at the shelves in the pantry.  In front of the deli case.  Trying to decipher a menu.  With no clear idea, […]

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Is Your Salad A Nightmare?

A Healthy Meal Or A Caloric Fat Fest? It’s time for lunch or perhaps to pick up a bite for dinner on your way home.  It’s Monday after a weekend of a bit of overeating.  Time for something light and healthy. How about a salad?  Here’s a chance for plenty of vegetables, other healthy stuff, […]

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Control Calories

Americans eat out, on average, six times a week. I’ve read that statistic in many places and can’t argue with it. I often eat out a lot (more than six times a week if the truth be told) — for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and in all kinds of restaurants – diners, cafeterias, and places with tablecloths on the tables.

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