Portions Too Big? Change Your Plate Color

Dish colors that match food lead to larger meals
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2012 4:54 PM CST
Updated Jan 22, 2012 7:00 PM CST
Portions Too Big? Change Your Plate Color
People tend to eat more if their plate is the same color as their food, say researchers.   (Shutterstock)

Trying to cut back on calories? Pay attention to the color of your plate. A new study reveals that people who use a dish that matches the color of the food they're eating will pile on more grub than if the plate is a different color, reports Scientific American. A researcher tested this by giving people at a buffet either a red plate or a white plate, then observing how they chowed down on pasta with either red or white sauce. A pdf of the study is here. (More food stories.)

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