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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