7. Use these Japanese secrets
Two tools you have in your kitchen right now can make weight loss easier: a grater and a sharp knife. In one Japanese study, grating up carrots and slicing fish into slivers tricked dieters into thinking they were eating more because the food looked bigger on the plate. Try dicing potatoes instead of serving them whole, slicing meat into long strips, and grating apples over your salad.
Tip: Serve your food on a small plate, so it looks even bigger.