When was the last time you went to a buffet (Chinese or pizza sound familiar?), and didn’t walk out with your pant button undone? If you’re like me and most Americans, you’ve probably experienced this once or twice — and I hate to admit it. There was a study done by the Journal of Consumer research suggesting that our plates, and even table color, does have a link to the amount of food we put on our plates at any given sitting. If your main goal is to lose weight and control your portions, switching from a 11.5″ large dinner plate, to something smaller like a 8″ appetizer plate, could help you with shedding pounds, effortlessly.
Along with this, researchers agreed that not only did this help, but also changing the color of your plate from white, to a bold color, like red if eating pasta, or brown if eating steak, could also create the illusion that there’s more on your plate, when there really isn’t. Kinda neat, huh? Next time you’re out give it a try. They stated that having the same color plate as the food you’re eating is what really creates this. The more contrast, the less you’re likely to eat. The less contrast between food and plate, means the more food you will put on your plate. Can you guess the color that’s the least appealing with food? If you said blue you were right. Fooling yourself to eat less is a great behavior modification tool that can work for you.