Diet goals (lemmy.world)
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[-] [email protected] 167 points 4 weeks ago

The idea could be perfectly cute, and I feel like it would have been so easy to not make it "shame-y".

Like, "just a nibble", "pretty good!”, "yum!" and "my favorite". "I couldn't possibly...", "if you insist", and "thanks Grandma".

[-] [email protected] 56 points 4 weeks ago
[-] [email protected] 29 points 4 weeks ago

I briefly looked into how you make a food safe painted plate at home and the answer seems to be "easy if you have a kiln".
You might be able to find a paint your own pottery store near you. I went to one with some friends and it was a lot of fun and I got a colorful owl coin bank for like, $10 or something. Just have to make sure it's food safe, but they usually coat everything in a glass food safe glaze so it should be.

Unrelated, weed is legal where I live, so when I checked the website for the place I went, it had big banners for "summer kids clay classes!" And "pot-tery for adults!" right next to each other.
It totally makes sense but part of me is still startled by tangential consequences of legalization.

[-] Lommy 9 points 4 weeks ago

Yeah me too. This has potential!

[-] ilinamorato 2 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

"Food Coma / Foodie" are in the image, and that's pretty solid. Maybe "3-Star / 5-Star / Greasy Spoon"? I like the one that you came up with that ends with "thanks Grandma."

[-] hark 89 points 4 weeks ago

Note to self: eat food that can stay piled high.

[-] Graphy 49 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)

Just drop a can of Pringles on that bad boy

[-] Viking_Hippie 21 points 4 weeks ago

Extra strength mashed potatoes!

[-] KAYDUBELL 7 points 4 weeks ago

Throw some gravy on there and we call that the volcano

[-] [email protected] 16 points 4 weeks ago

The Croquembouche is here for you.

[-] harmsy 3 points 3 weeks ago

You could probably build a Jenga tower out of those rectangular layered wafers.

[-] [email protected] 46 points 4 weeks ago

This is about as good an idea as nipple tassles for babies.

[-] [email protected] 41 points 4 weeks ago

What an upsettingly evocative image. I love how much I hate it.

[-] RGB3x3 14 points 4 weeks ago

Ironically, babies would probably have a grand fun time with nipple tassels.

[-] Lemming6969 6 points 4 weeks ago

Shake repeatedly to make em fly in circles

[-] x4740N 5 points 4 weeks ago

I do not enjoy the mental image it gave me, I hate it and its even worser that the babies are laughing in my mental image

[-] [email protected] 3 points 4 weeks ago

I read this as hats with nipples on them which I think could be a pretty funny protest for places that don't allow breast feeding.

[-] FlyingSquid 2 points 4 weeks ago

So you're saying this is a very good idea?

[-] [email protected] 38 points 4 weeks ago

Seriously though, who would look at these plates and say "omg I have to have those?"

[-] Brekky 29 points 4 weeks ago

I think they're funny and could remind me to stick to smaller portions?

[-] [email protected] 12 points 4 weeks ago

I mean I guess but I'm not too keen on the idea of needing a plate to tell me how much to eat.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 4 weeks ago

I get your point, just know that there is other more purpose designed plates which can help people get an idea of the right portion sizes. The picture here has it photoshopped on but I've seen plates with this printed on and it seemed helpful

[-] whoreticulture 6 points 3 weeks ago

This is an aesthetic nightmare

[-] Brekky 3 points 4 weeks ago

Yeah tbh that's the opposite of me ha.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 4 weeks ago

"cool, I'll give this to my mother-in-law. I'm sure she'll like it"

[-] RizzRustbolt 27 points 3 weeks ago

No z-limit means that these plates are meaningless for the creative cook.

[-] EvacuateSoul 6 points 3 weeks ago

My mom used to always joke about how they recommended your meat portion be the size of your palm, but they didn't say how high.

[-] geogle 4 points 3 weeks ago

Calories only exist in 2D

[-] Hobo 24 points 4 weeks ago

I just eat my food out of a trough.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 4 weeks ago

That was the only way we could stop our cat from making a mess everywhere, so probably works for Hobos too

[-] arvere 20 points 4 weeks ago
[-] FlyingSquid 10 points 4 weeks ago

I really like the tradition some countries have where the plate is a flatbread or pancake of some sort.

[-] [email protected] 21 points 4 weeks ago

Won't those get really soggy and fall to pieces in a washing machine?

[-] FlyingSquid 2 points 4 weeks ago

It's a risk.

[-] Everythingispenguins 6 points 4 weeks ago

Now you're making me want to eat injura. I love the spongy sour taste of them. Plus let's face it Ethiopian food is pretty good.

[-] AnUnusualRelic 2 points 3 weeks ago

We've been doing that for a long time. We switched to plates around 13 or 1400 something, for unclear reasons.

[-] Daft_ish 9 points 4 weeks ago

Only when the eating funnel needs to be scraped clean.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 4 weeks ago

I saw this one on r/EDanonymemes a few days ago

[-] x4740N 6 points 4 weeks ago

These are not a good way to track how much you eat, get a calorie & nutrition tracking app

[-] turmacar 13 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)

Passive vs active engagement.

These plates are a passive, very visual reminder. A tracker app requires you actively use the app, and not consciously/subconsciously underestimate portions.

Neither is a holistic solution, both require buy-in, each is going to have different effectiveness for different people.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 4 weeks ago

While it's true that multiple strategies can be helpful, I don't think the tiny "skinny jeans" circle on that plate is anything but a harmful idea.

[-] x4740N 2 points 4 weeks ago

Portion sizes are not the same across one meal

[-] [email protected] 2 points 4 weeks ago
[-] Crowfiend 3 points 4 weeks ago

Right? That was the first thing I thought, that's a cursive 'a,' a cursive 'o' has the "tail" at the top, not the bottom.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Mam is common in northern England.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 3 weeks ago

We'd have a u in favourite.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)
[-] lugal 1 points 4 weeks ago

It's it the dream of every little girl to become a mother? Now you know how!

[-] [email protected] 5 points 4 weeks ago

I feel like there's a toxic body image/patriarchal component to only eating the large portion once you are a mother/soon to be a mother. Something about "letting yourself go" or something terrible like that

[-] lugal 1 points 4 weeks ago

True. I've tried to be body positive but I guess I failed

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