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Can we talk about serving sizes for a minute? The serving size suggested by nutritionists is laughable to most of us, because according to their calculations each one of us is a family of four. Even when you’re eating healthy, if you continuously eat enough food for at least two people, you’re not going to get very far ahead. The ETE Plate was designed to make it almost ridiculously simple to eat the proper proportions of the various food groups for an overall healthy diet, and it’s pretty darn brilliant.

Instead of making you measure and weigh and agonize over how much to eat, the ETE plate is printed with section lines that tell you how much of what type of food you can have. Due to its country of origin, the calculations are based on Dutch suggested nutrition, but they are also in line with those of the US. The sections vary in size, and are also combined because many of our meals don’t contain just one type of food in any given dish. All you do is make sure the food you’re piling on your plate doesn’t go outside its allotted space, and you’re going to be within tolerance for how much of it you should eat.

Yes, I am aware that it’s going to be possible to pile food way higher than you normally would, but if you’re going to go so far as to buy one or more of these plates, odds are good you’re going to play along with the rules. It’s been proven in more than one study that when we fill our plates we don’t tend to do so based on our hunger; instead, we fill our plates according to how big they are. One of the simplest dieting tricks out there is to use a smaller plate, and this is another good one.

The plates are ceramic, and are made in the Netherlands by people who are either physically or mentally disabled. So not only are they going to benefit you in helping you eat less, they’re benefiting those who might otherwise not have an income. Everybody wins! Each plate costs 24,50 (about $31.00 US), plus shipping.

Source: Co.Exist

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