Posted by admin | Posted in Health Info, Nutrition | Posted on 01-07-2012
According to one researcher says, the smaller plates are often recommended as a method of controlling food intake, but it just does not seem to be an effective strategy. There is no effect of plate size, weight status, or size of dish weight status on energy intake.
The study included 10 women with overweight or obese and 10 normal weight women were randomly assigned to use a plate rather small (8.5 inches) or large (10.8 inches) for meals. The women had to serve themselves and eat food to be satisfied. They did this on two different days, using a different size plate each time.
The researchers claimed that it is possible that the size of the dish does not have an impact on caloric intake because people eat until you are satisfied beyond using utensils.
They noted that women who are overweight or obese reported lower levels of hunger before meals and were less satisfied after eating than women with normal weight although there was no difference in energy between the two groups. This suggests that individuals who are overweight or obese may have less ability to feel hunger and feel satisfied that adults with normal weight.