It’s often said that one reason people are getting so fat is that plate sizes have increased 50% from 8 to 12 inches since the 1950s. And smaller plates should encourage us to eat less, right? Apparently not.
A review by Cambridge in 2015 found that smaller plates could slash calorie intake by about 10%, but now aBritish academic Dr Eric Robinson has found that if you give people smaller plates, they just go back for more. And this study follows research by Channel 4’s programme Food Unwrapped that those using smaller plates at twice as much as those with larger ones.
Our advice: Take a large plate and pile it high with yummy veg, your 5-a-day, every day, and you won’t need to go back for more!