Portion Control Plate - People do not want to be fat. It has simply been designed into their lives. In the last twenty years, portion sizes have steadily increased congruently to the pace of obesity. Excessive protein has been linked to the number one killer in America: heart disease. The portion-control plate retrains the user to eat one portion of protein, which is 3 ounces. Still, protein is essential. Therefore, its center section is raised, with a slight dip in the center to hold the juice.