Our grandmothers used to eat off dinner plates that were roughly two inches smaller in diameter than the ones that we use now. And while two inches might not seem like a lot, it equals about 30 percent more food!
Scientists have even confirmed that the brain takes visual cues when it comes to eating. If we see it, we somehow believe that we have to eat it and will end up feeling unsatiated even if we're physically full.
The next time you've made a meal, put less on your plate. Or, even better, buy smaller plates. Look for dinner plates that range somewhere between eight and 10 inches — chances are, you'll still feel satisfied once your plate is clean.