The Google Diet: How to Use Google's Cafeteria Tricks to Lose Weight (Page 3)

2. Downsize Your Plate

Research led by Brian Wansink of Cornell’s Food and Brand Lab shows the bigger your dish, the more food you’re likely to pile on it. That’s why Google offers an option of a standard-size plate or a slightly smaller one. Directly above the plates hangs a sign with a gentle reminder that people who use larger plates tend to eat more. The result: a 32 percent uptick in small-plate use.

Do It at Home: Swap oversized dinner plates for 7" salad plates

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