Simple, Silly(?) Tip for Controlling Your Food
By Joan Kent, PhD
Change your plate color!
This quick tip works in two ways.
1) A plate that's the same color as the food you eat encourages you to eat more food. Since a meal includes foods of different colors, control your portions by thinking of which foods you'd like to limit. To limit a side dish that's white – potatoes, pasta, white rice, for example – don't use a white plate.
2) Get the Blues. Eating from a blue plate seems to make us eat less. One theory is that blue is "off-putting." Could this match up with Part 1 above because there's no blue food? (After all, blueberries are purple.) Blue plates provide control without trying.
If we want to eat lots of vegetables, we should use green plates!
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Brought to you by Dr. Joan Kent, best-selling author of Stronger Than Sugar: 7 Simple Steps to Defeat Sugar Addiction, Lift Your Mood, and Transform Your Health.