1. Eat off Grandma's chinaTalk about portion distortion. According to research, the surface area of a typical dinner plate has increased by 36 percent since 1960. Let's face it: The bigger the plate, the more food you are likely to heap on and eat.
Tip: Use Grandma's petite dinner plates at your supper and smaller plates when you entertain this holiday season. Using a smaller plate can dramatically reduce the calories consumed. Piling mostly veggies on smaller plates can further reduce calories yet fill you up without filling you out.