Plate Size and Body Weight
May 6, 2016

Have you ever wondered if the size of your plate can influence your body weight?  Some studies seem to think so.  Eating on smaller plates than you normally do, can help to reduce the total intake in terms of quantity of food resulting in lesser calorie intake which can lead to weight reduction.  The reduction is said to be an average of 30%.  This can make a huge change in those who are trying to lose weight.

The research also adds that smaller plates work well to reduce intake of food only if the consumer helps himself / herself to food and is not served by another person.  In other words, it works in a buffet setting but not in a sit-down formal dinner.

Another study says that a large plate adds burden to Waist, Waste and Wallet!  A given quantity of food looks sizeable on a smaller plate and appears inadequate on a larger plate. There is a likelihood of losing 8 to 10 kg in a year just by reducing the plate size. photo-34

Well, the small plate theory might work for some and might not work for others.  But eating a little less than your full capacity is beneficial to health.