52 Little Changes for Big Weight Loss Results

Forget about crash diets and killing yourself with exercise -- these small steps can help you lose weight in a big way (53 Photos)

Jessica Smith on Oct 26, 2012 at 5:01PM

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52 Little Changes for Big Weight Loss Results

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Put a Big Fork in It

You’ve heard that eating from smaller plates can help you eat less, but did you know that using a larger fork can do the same? A recent study by researchers at the University of Utah found that participants eating with a larger fork - one that held 20 percent more food -- at an Italian restaurant ate about 10 percent less than those who used a regular fork. Researchers believe a smaller fork makes us feel we aren’t making as much of a dent on our plate so we’ll take more forkfuls to satisfy our hunger. (Note: This only worked with large portions. When diners were served smaller meals, fork size didn’t affect their consumption). So next time you’re order a super-sized entree, ask for a bigger fork to help you eat less. And while you’re at it, stop when you’re satisfied -- not stuffed.

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