Easy Ways to eliminate extra pounds for the entire family
Plain & simple, what you eat shows up on your body, outside & inside. Even folks who seem naturally slender in youth often discover the years can add unexpected pounds.
There's no real magic in maintaining a healthy weight, & what may seem like a quick solution can turn out to be not so nifty in the long run. However, there are some easily developed habits that can painlessly save you enough calories to prevent you from gaining several pounds each & every year.
Tip #1 My last baby was born when mini skirts first came out. I'd gained a whopping 49 lbs., but to my surprise, the little one was only a five-pounder, so I had a lot of work to do. Fortunately, I read this simple tip, which I have used in my kitchen for over forty years: Serve meals on smaller plates.
This was easy to implement because my set of dishes contained luncheon plates. In the decades since, I've purchased new dishes, but I always look for those that have smaller plates (Fiesta has 9" luncheon plates available open stock, & Corelle has many styles in a similar size). I use the larger dinner plates as small platters.
I have no idea how many calories we've saved over the years with this one tip. No one has ever complained about being deprived of food in this family, even though the smaller plates hold 15% less food (yes, I measured).
Tip #2 Willpower is one thing, but much of the work of a healthy diet is the cook's responsibility, generally a mom-job. Get in the habit of cutting out the unhealthy stuff before it ever gets put on the table.
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