Smaller plates smaller portions? Not always!

Washington: A new study has revealed that smaller plates don’t always lead to smaller portions while eating, particularly for overweight teens.

Psychiatry professor Lance Bauer said it has been assumed that overweight or obese consumers are more likely than others to underestimate the size of a food serving and accordingly overeat, particularly when the food would be presented on a large dinner plate.

And for this reason and others, it was frequently recommended that these consumers use smaller plates to defeat the illusion.

But Bauer and UConn Health Alcohol Research Center colleagues Victor Hesselbrock and Dr. Jonathan Covault found that on average visual cues were not universally effective in helping curb childhood obesity


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