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12 October 2006

The Food Guys: What size is your bowl?
And why does it matter?

Recent research suggests that big bowls and big spoons cause people to eat more. A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine reported that doubling the size of bowls increased the amount of ice cream that people ate by 31 percent. Further, larger ice cream scoops increased the amount they served themselves by 14.5 percent.

According to dietitian Lea Anne Lambert, other foods typically supersized include cereal, pasta and hamburgers. The recommended serving size for most breakfast cereals is 3/4 cup.

One way of dealing with this dilemma is to pitch the big bowls and try smaller dishware and eating utensils.

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