The easiest thing you can do to save on calories is to change the size of your plate. The idea is that your plate will look fuller, and you'll eat fewer calories. I actually think this is a really good piece of advice. I myself have switched over to my salad plates after realizing my dinner plates are so large that they don;t fit in my dishwasher.
There's a new book coming out called the 9-inch diet. Two authors have colaborated their knowledge to help us fatties out. he he he "The 9-Inch Diet."
Obviously you don't need to read an entire book to understand how using a smaller plate may reduce your portion sizes, there has to be more to the diet than that. I may just have to pick up this book to add to my collection.
I'm intrigued. It might be worth a read just to find out how we're being duped into overeating, but I can't imagine that, as far as diet advice goes, they've got anything new to share.
Have you tried using a smaller plate or bowl? Did it work for you? Would you be willing to change the size of your dinner plate to shave off some calories? I'm interested in knowing.