Ever notice how large the platters are at your favorite places like Outback or Houston’s? Portion control will help you lose weight. However, with the 12-inch plates and large drinking glasses or coffee cups that are often found in households and restaurants today, smaller portions can look disappointingly small. When you see a little scoop of food served on a large dish, you might feel deprived. Even though that small serving can be physically satisfying, the sight of it can make you feel negative emotionally.