Whether you're at a holiday gathering, or out enjoying a restaurant's buffet, keeping portions under control is a challenge. With a little planning, however, it can be as easy as telling time.
Choose the smallest plate size available. This will automatically make your portions smaller while making it look like you're getting a lot.
Look at the plate as though it had a clock face on it.
- From the noon to 6 o'clock position, fill it as high as you want with fruits and vegetables: raw veggies from a veggie plate, carrot coins, peas, or fruit salad.