Surprising reasons you're eating more

POSTED: 10:11 AM PDT May 16, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 16, 2013 

Can't stop piling food on your plate? You may be surprised why.

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Studies show many people eat less if the food contrasts with the color of your dishes. According to research published in the Journal of Consumer Research, people were more likely to load up their plates with spaghetti and sauce if their plates were red. Apparently, if food appears to blend into the plate color, the small the portion size can appear.


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