In Defense of Food

Size of the Plate

Clip: Episode 1 | 2m 48s

You might never connect the size of your plate with how much you eat. But Cornell University’s Brian Wansink has found that using a smaller plate can help you overcome the temptations of overeating. He uses a clever trick to get people to serve themselves the same dish twice on slightly different sized plates. When they use the smaller plate, without realizing it, they almost always take less.

Aired: 12/23/15

Rating: NR

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