You can drop 18 pounds this year just by changing plates, according to the Small Plate Movement. Start with a plate that's between 9 and 10 inches in diameter, closer to the size of your grandmother's china. Here are a few ideas if you're making the switch, and check out our diet blog for more weight loss tips, tricks, and advice.
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Spode Blue Willow Dinnerware
These dinner plates fit the Small Plate Movement prescription: They're 10 inches across and really look like grandma's smaller china. $88 for a set of four; Williams-Sonoma Home.
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Something clean, white, and simple that can go with any table setting—and it helps keep your portions in check. These dinner plates are 10 inches across. $72 for a set of four; Sur La Table.
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This fun dinner plate is 10 inches in diameter. $5 each, CB2.
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Something Blue Dinnerware
This twist on blue and white dinnerware takes inspiration from China. These salad plates are 9 inches in diameter—the smallest size to use if you're taking the Small Plate Movement Challenge. $40 for a set of four; Pottery Barn.
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Bambu All-Occasion Veneerware Light Buffet Plates
A lot of dieters worry about overeating at parties, potlucks, and cookouts. Use these 9-inch disposable plates to help control what you eat and enjoy it, too. Made of certified organic bamboo, they're a pretty, Earth-friendly alternative to paper or plastic. They biodegrade within six months. $7.50 for a package of eight; find retailers at www.bambuhome.com.
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