Smaller plates for weight loss won’t fool your brain

Small plate diet plan won’t help in weight loss. New study says that when people are deprived of food, are more likely to consider a portion size accurately, regardless of how it’s served.


Neighbourhood Lifestyle Desk/Avi Arya: This study examines the way food deprivation affects perception of food in different contexts, researchers found that people who had not eaten for at least three hours were more likely to identify proportions of pizza placed on larger and smaller trays correctly than people who had eaten recently. However, this only works when it applied to food.

Both groups were similarly inaccurate when asked to compare the size of black circles and hubcaps placed within different sized circles. Indicating that hunger stimulates stronger analytic processing that is not as easily fooled by the illusion


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