I ate off a tiny plate last night at a Japanese restaurant. The chicken stir-fry came with seven different kinds of vegetables, chicken was white meat, no breading or skin, and each serving included about a tablespoon of rice, and a sprinkling of soy sauce. Yum!
I have been practicing the tiny plate, tiny bites trick for years. Take a tiny plate at a salad bar. Use a tiny plate at a buffet, or party. It looks like a lot of food! It makes me eat less, but feel satisfied.
I also appreciate tiny cookies, mini-cupcakes and miniature chocolate bars. Not everyone wants a gigantic cookie or giant chocolate bar, or buy-one-get-one-free candy bar sale, or four Dolly Madison cakes for the price of three, etc.
I also take tiny bites of food during meals. Smaller bites are easier to chew, and chewing is the only part of digestion we actually have control over. It also looks nicer to those dining with you.
It all goes back to enjoying food, savoring all bites (See: 5 Ways to Savor the Flavor of Food ) These kinds of tricks have helped me maintain a 50-pound weight loss for over 10 years.