Use Smaller Plates to Get Big Weight-Loss Benefits

You can cut as much a 35% of the calories in your meals by swapping your 12-inch dinner plate for a smaller one. Ready to do it? Here’s how.


You can cut as much as 35% of the calories in your meals by swapping your 12-inch dinner plate for a smaller one, according to The 9-Inch Diet (powerHouse Books, 2009; $19.95). Even better: Cornell University research says this trick could help you lose 18 pounds in a year.

Ready to do it? Here's how to change your plates and lose weight.
Last Updated: February 18, 2009

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