Skip Nav
All the Reasons I Loved Being on the Paleo Diet (and the Reason I Decided to Stop)
Celebrity Trainers
Weight Loss Begins in the Mind, Not the Kitchen, According to This Expert
Healthy Recipes
26 Healthy Salads That Don't Use Leafy Greens

Keep Serving Plates Off the Table to Eat Fewer Calories

To Eat Less, Keep the Serving Dish Off the Table

If portion control is the key to weight loss, then the location of your food matters as well. A new study reveals that diners ate significantly fewer calories when serving dishes were not left on the dinner table. The old adage "out of sight, out of mind" rings true! If you're trying to help your man drop some pounds, this practice of plating up food at the counter before sitting down to the table helped men in the study eat 29 percent fewer calories.

They say location is everything, and in this case it definitely matters. I tend to keep veggies and salad on the dinner table to encourage extra helpings of these foods, but leave everything else on the counter. Where do you plate up?

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Spectra Spectra 6 years
I always fix my plate in the kitchen and bring it to the dining room to eat. I think the only time we ever keep the food on the table is when we have big family dinners on holidays. Even then, we sometimes opt to keep the serving dishes in the kitchen and do kind of a buffet-type thing.
Healthiest Domino's Pizza Orders
Pictures of Stuffed Jack-o'-Lantern Peppers For Halloween
Is Fast-Food Oatmeal Healthy?
Fiber in Fruits
How to Count Macros
Health Benefits of Pears
What Foods to Eat For Clear Skin

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds