Skip Nav
Healthy Eating Tips
Why Your Freezer Is Your Best Weight-Loss Tool
Holiday Fitness
Healthy Gifts That Keep On Giving: The Best Monthly Subscription Boxes
Holiday Fitness
A 2018 Strength-Training Challenge Anyone Can Do For a Stronger, Leaner Body

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?

Breakfast Weight-Loss Mistakes
Healthy Ways to Use the Freezer
How to Get Rid of Salt Bloat
Christmas-Cookie Protein Bars
From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds