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59-Second Tip: How to Lose Weight without Trying

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Losing weight can be as simple as making just a few small tweaks to your lifestyle. This one easy change is something that everyone can easily do to lose 20% more weight. Find out what it is in 59 seconds!
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  • Maybe years go, when I changed from eating on plates to always eating planned amounts in small bowls, I may have actually done this. It wasn't the intent. The intended change was to always plan the amount of each serving I eat.
    - 4/23/2016 9:16:51 AM
  • DECISIONS4LIFE
    ALL of my food is measured by calorie count..Some are large portion..such as veggies..and some are small portions..But I measure it all! - 2/18/2016 2:11:29 AM
  • Personally, this doesn't work for me. I know how much food is on my plate, regardless of how large the plate is. If I'm eating out, I ask for a to-go box before the food arrives. Servers have told me before that I can just divide my portion on the plate, and then just eat that amount. For me it needs to be out of sight, out of mind. If it's on the plate I'll keep picking at it. I put 2/3 into the box, and only eat what's on the plate. I find that there's generally enough for 3 meals, not just 2.

    When I'm at home, I put a small amount of food on my plate, eat it, drink some water, and wait about 15 minutes. If I'm still hungry at that point, I'll go back for another small plate. - 2/10/2016 5:18:44 PM
  • Switching to a smaller plate may work for some people, but it does NOT work with me. My brain looks at the plate and not the portions, and my brain registers--"small plate, go back twice." What *does* work for me is putting my food on a normal size plate and spreading it out so my brain says, "wow, look at that you have a BIG plate full of food."

    It all depends on how your particular brain works and what it is assessing as "important". - 2/10/2016 8:27:53 AM


  • YES -it works. - 2/10/2016 1:38:28 AM
  • why all the negative comments.
    You don't know till you try it,
    I divide my water out each day so T know how much I have left to drink.
    Also write my food and calories down as I eat it,its way I stick to the calories easier.
    Lost 4 lbs in 3 days.Know this wont last,but maybe will help
    Eleymay - 1/7/2016 10:25:58 AM
  • This certainly is true! Try it for yourself. You'll see what I mean - 11/21/2015 6:39:15 PM
  • LOULOUWLG403
    I read that in another comment, and it did work for me. But with the holiday I overate with the candy, I'm getting rid of it tomorrow at the food pantry where I work. I hope you
    have a Blessed Day on the Lord's Day! - 11/1/2015 12:31:17 PM
  • This didn't help. Sure I ate less the first go around but I got hungry again quicker and ate again. - 9/16/2015 7:39:11 AM
  • This is something I have done for a while and yes it really does help. It makes portion control easier and you don't feel as if you are depriving yourself. - 8/17/2015 2:11:24 PM
  • Great idea!
    - 5/8/2015 1:27:48 PM
  • That works especially well with ice cream!! - 4/3/2015 3:02:16 PM
  • I have been eating on the smaller plate since my journey began. I am now down 32.4 pounds. It does work! :) Thanks for the reminder! - 10/30/2014 9:01:12 AM
  • Hhhhmmmmm........ maybe I'll start serving dinner on a coaster. - 8/26/2014 1:03:11 AM
  • This has been working for me! - 8/10/2014 5:10:58 PM