Hey guys, Happy Wednesday!! So I’m here to share a handy little tip for weight loss that you might not know about that could be a total game changer! Blue Plates!
I always remember going to my grandparent’s house in England when I was younger and looking at the dinner wear that they used.
Their dinner plates were about the size of our current salad plates if not smaller!
Eating off of bigger plates already has been shown to cause you to eat more as well as environmental stress, but did you know that the colors that surround you also have a lot to do with how much you eat?
More importantly it has been proven that the color plate you eat off of matters!
Why You Should Use Blue Plates for Weight Loss!
“New research shows that people eat less if there is a higher contrast in colors between the plate and the food.
For example, if you eat a light-colored food like pasta off of a dark blue plate, you will probably eat less than if you eat the pasta off of a white plate.
This is probably because the portion looks larger on a darker plate because it stands out more than it does on a lighter plate, where it just blends in” source
It has been shown that the color blue helps to suppress your appetite because your brain does not associate it with cravings!
Most likely because the only blue foods found in nature are blueberries so when we see blue, like blue colored plates, our brains don’t get as hangry and end up eating less
If you ever wondered why McDonald’s and those two golden arches makes your stomach grumble with envy for a taste of their salty fries, look at the color of the golden arches or the color of their happy meal boxes!
Red and Yellow are two colors that have been proven to spike up our appetite and stimulate our desire for food, in this case bad fast food!
So stay away from yellow and red if you are looking to control your portions and lose weight!
The color blue on the other hand curbs our appetite and makes us want to eat less, it is a calming color and we tend to eat slower when the color blue is present during mealtime, particularly if you eat off of blue plates!
My favorite plates to eat off of are these but I also love to eat off of disposable blue plates when I’m on the go!
If blue plates aren’t really your style you can still reap the weight loss rewards by surrounding yourself with blue during mealtime by using blue place mats to eat off of as well! These are my favorite!
Basically the more blue can surround yourself with during mealtime the less you will end up eating!
Now I’m going to go eat a late breakfast on my blue plates!
Happy Wednesday! We’re halfway to the weekend!