Thursday, April 12, 2012
Eat less from a dark plate.
Does a white plate make you eat more? It depends on the color of your food. At the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, they found that buffet diners served themselves about 24 percent more when they were offered white pasta on white plates, as opposed to white pasta on red plates. The reason: Contrasting colors increase our awareness of how much we consume, so dark-colored plates are best if you're serving white foods like pasta, rice, or potates.