Baby carrots are sprayed with chlorine to keep them fresh longer. That's why they turn white in your refrigerator! Better choice is fresh carrots and if possible, organic.

I'm reading another 'foodie' book. Michael Pollan is one of my favorite authors. His books are all very informative and easy to read, and filled with a wealth of food statistics and useable information. The current one I'm reading is titled Food Rules. Rules that are a good guide to follow when making healthy food choices.

Today I'm reading Rule # 52- Buy smaller plates and glasses.

Our kitchen dish set has a pretty standard plate somewhere in the 12 inch range. Researchers that simply switching from a 12-inch plate to a 10-in plate caused people to reduce their consumption by 22 %! That's incredible. I've been doing my best to eat one serving and skip seconds. This is just one more way to achieve change.

I have some green depression glass dinner plates that are probably 8-10 inches, and I'm going to start using those until I can go out and purchase new dinner plates. This seems like an easy step to lowering your intake, don't you think?


  1. It is unless you use two plates. :)

    Most of our eating battles take place in our heads. If a smaller plate helps us think differently I think it is worth a try.


  2. Yes, Bruce, I do agree. I have to reprogram my mind!! I caught myself thinking that since the servings were smaller I could eat seconds...but I didn't.