lose weight by changing colour of plate?

19 Jun

i came across this really interesting article that i think just about anybody would be interested in..

see the below and let me know if you think it works???? :)

Plate colour influences portion size

Changing the colour of your dinner plate could be the answer to losing weight, say scientists in the US.

They discovered that people tend to eat 20% more when the foods on their plate ‘blends in’ with the background.

People serve themselves bigger portions on plates that match the colour of their food, than if they were serving the same meal on a plate of contrasting colour, the researchers believe.

In the study, people were given either a red or a white dinner plate and shown two buffet tables offering pasta; one in tomato sauce and the other in cream sauce.

Those given plates that “matched” their food – red for tomato sauce, or white for cream sauce – gave themselves helpings between 17 and 22% larger than those with plates of contrasting colour.

Further research has shown that the average person eats about 92% of a portion they serve themselves.

The study, by researchers at Cornell University in the US, was repeated several times on groups of 60 participants. Results suggest that the actual colour of the food and plates made no difference; it was the contrast between the two that was important.

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4 Responses to “lose weight by changing colour of plate?”

  1. mbiddle23 June 22, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    Wow I did not know something as simple as changing the color of your plate could help you lose weight. I was online searching for new white plate‘s when i came across your blog and I definitely had to give it a read because I’ll take whatever dieting tips I can get. I’m definitely going to give this a try, can’t hurt right. Thank you for sharing this article!

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    • Cheeky June 27, 2012 at 8:38 am #

      not a problem :)

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  2. Dr. Zee June 20, 2012 at 11:21 pm #

    This is really interesting but i doubt people will change their plates to loss weight.. Easier options are there either Jarallah clinic or Adel Qutaina’s plastic surgery clinic :P
    My brother used to say, forget about an apple a day, get your self a plastic surgeon..

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    • Cheeky June 21, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

      LOLLLL
      that’s great – but i think until people make an effort and change their eating habits and daily lives..
      any weightloss is unlikely to be permanent – unless you get a gastric band or bypass ;p
      i hope people don’t just rely on plastic surgery..

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