The size of your plate can influence the amount of food you eat


The size of your plate can determine how much food you actually eat. This was the finding of a study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The study suggests that the size of the dishes used for food serves as a reference in choosing the quantity of food eaten. The larger the dish size, the more likely a person is to put more food on the plate.

This means that using a smaller plate might just be what a person who wants to eat less should consider.