Plate size influences portion size

22 08 2007

portion_size Want to lose weight? Try eating off smaller plates. What’s always been a part of weight loss counseling, now a study has proven how using smaller bowls and spoons may curb the amount of food eaten.

Researchers have stated that “those interested in losing weight should use smaller bowls and spoons, while those needing to gain weight (such as the undernourished or aged) could be encouraged to use larger ones”.

This study and others have shown how people tend to put bigger portion of foods or liquids when they have big sized plates or glasses. These studies suggest that individuals may adjust their serving portions depending on the size of their bowls or spoons.

The article of the study was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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