Learn how to lose weight—and keep it off— with tricks from The Biggest Loser. —by Rachel Grumman
Secret # 9: Downsize the dishware
You probably have heard this advice before― that’s because it works. Vincent eats off salad plates rather than dinner plates, and she fills them mostly with vegetables to make them look loaded with food. Don’t forget to use small bowls for rice and cereal, too. A typical bowl holds 2½ cups; if you fill it three-quarters full, you’re eating nearly double what you should. Using smaller bowls is a good way to control serving size without a food scale or measuring cup.