Use smaller (or vintage) dinnerware
Old-fashioned dinnerware is much smaller than the pieces we’re all using today, and this could be tricking us into eating too much. According to a recent study from the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University, participants who were served cereal in larger bowls consumed 16 percent more food (but didn’t know it). Using smaller bowls, plates and glasses reduces the amount we serve ourselves but not our feelings of satisfaction, or satiety, say researchers. (That’s right, you’ll eat less and still feel full.) We think this is the perfect excuse to use Grandma’s china more often!