7. Use a Smaller Plate
Using a smaller plate is another visual and psychological technique you can use to trick your brain into thinking you’ve eaten more than you have. Using a smaller plate will fool your brain into thinking that there is plenty of food in front of you, and it will receive the signal of satiation much earlier.
There have been many studies on this effect, and when all those studies were combined, the conclusion they came to is that if you reduce your plate size by half, it will lead to an average of 30% less food consumption. In addition, if we take the average meal as one that contains 800 calories, by reducing your plate size, you can lose more than 10 pounds over the course of a single year.