How big are your plates?
The Cornell University Food and Brand Lab found that people who eat off of typical 12-inch plates regularly consume 27% more at meals than those who eat off of smaller 10-inch plates.
The bigger your plate is, the more you eat.
That’s because the bigger your plate is, the more food you have to put on it to make it “look right.” You know exactly what we mean. And once the food is on your plate, it’s as good as in your mouth. And then it’s on your hips. And you can’t figure out what to change – after all, you’re eating food that’s good for you!
So what would happen if you used smaller plates? You’d eat less, of course. But you certainly wouldn’t be hungry. If your dishes came with luncheon plates (between a salad plate and a dinner plate), use those exclusively. Or buy some new 10-inch plates. That’s plenty of room for the food you need.
Photo by Steve Woods