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    • WantToBeSE
    • By WantToBeSE 29th Sep 16, 2:04 PM
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    When did Dinner plates become so big?!
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    • 29th Sep 16, 2:04 PM
    When did Dinner plates become so big?! 29th Sep 16 at 2:04 PM
    I bought a new set of Dinner plates, for the first time in years and had to take them back, as the plates were HUGE!

    So i got a different set, and they are just as big! In fact, so were the majority of ones i looked at.

    Literally they are about double the size of what we need. When did plates get so big? No wonder there is an obesity epidemic, if people are actually filling a plate that size with food.

    So I've gone back to using my older (smaller!) set.

    When did they get so big, and why??

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    • prosaver
    • By prosaver 13th Oct 16, 11:25 AM
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    I bought smaller plates for my son too loose weight, I use them too ..
    I noticed they have small plates in those all you can eat buffets restaurants.
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    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 13th Oct 16, 3:34 PM
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    Is there nobody here with a bloody good appetite? You all seem to be saying you hardly eat anything, how do you survive?!
    Originally posted by glasgowdan
    Sadly, not me; a typical dinner for me would be one Qu0rn fillet, one small potato and one tablespoonful of carrots (just as an example, to give an idea of the amount). Anymore at a sitting and I simply can't eat it all. We do usually have some sort of fruit dessert, but at least an hour after the main course. It makes dining out purgatory.
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    • Mayflower10cat
    • By Mayflower10cat 13th Oct 16, 6:39 PM
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    This'll make you smile wryly. Years ago working in Customer Service for a large Hotel & Leisure PLC a man rang to complain about the steak meal he'd eaten recently. After going through all the usual polite enquiries as to what was wrong - turned out he was able to eat everything on the plate. And it was very tasty. This was the largest steak meal on the menu with double chips and he believed he shouldn't have been able to eat it all. He felt cheated as he hadn't had to leave some on his plate...
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