A helpful diet tip for Toronto CoolSculpting patients: when you eat, you may want to give more thought to what colour of plate you’ll be using.
Cornell University researchers have found that people tend to put far more on their plate when there isn’t much contrast between the colour of the food and the plate it’s served on – an average of 22% more, in fact, when compared to those who chose plates that provided significantly more contrast. The study examined participants at a buffet, where pasta with a choice of red sauce or a white sauce was served, with the option of red or white plates. The amount of pasta that was placed on a plate with the same shade was recorded to be more.
If you’re currently on a diet and are trying to control your portions, you may want to get plain white ones, unless you’re eating fettucine alfredo or clam chowder! It could help you determine just how much you’re putting on your plate so you can better monitor your food intake.