The Truth About Small Plates
This portion-control strategy works—sometimes.
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But a new study published in the journal Appetite shows this doesn’t work when you’re hungry. Researchers found that people who hadn’t eaten in three hours were better able to gauge how big a slice of pizza was regardless of plate size. Those who had eaten recently, on the other hand, thought the slice was bigger when served on a small plate.
If you’re snacking after lunch or dinner, use a smaller plate or bowl to trick your brain into thinking you're eating a bigger portion.
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