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Tuesday, 17 January 2012 09:19

Want to lose weight, Eat from Red plates and Drink from Red cup!!!

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Serving up meals on Red plates or drinking from red cups cuts consumption by about 40 per cent, according to one study findings, published in the journal Appettiete

red plateThus using red color plates  may help people who are on dieting and want to reduce weight, similarly it may help people, who wants to reduce alcohol intake. In general red color represents danger, They said the colour red may encourage diners to avoid snacking because it is commonly associated with the idea of "danger, prohibition and stop" , the Daily Mail reported. The study that was taken out by a group of researchers from the British Dietetic Association has affirmed that eating in red plate and drinking alcohol in red cup reduces obesity and alcohol binging by 40%.

Study and findings

The researchers conducted few experiements. In first experiment, they enrolled 41 male students and were given option to have tea either in red or blue cup. They found that 44% people drank less in a red cup.

In second experiments, researchers enrolled 109 volunteers who were asked to have snacks from red, blue and white plates. It also revealed the same results that very few snacks got consumed from the red plate.

Experts view

Ursula Arens at the British Dietetic Association said that it happens due to a fact that the red colour is generally being associated with danger, harm and stop. So, if people would eat and drink in red coloured cup and plate then they would eat and drink less.

Ursula Arens said that by changing plates colour, one would not only get a change from those boring plain white plates but would also get good health.

They claim the discovery means the Government and  food industry could use red packaging on unhealthy foods as a deterrent – and could even use more red in pubs to prevent people drinking too much.

Well, If so, using red cutlery, would be great help in combating the obesity issue... Start using red plates to stay and maintain weight….. Would like to have your views…. share with us.

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  • Comment Link Ros Ryan Saturday, 21 January 2012 03:17 posted by Ros Ryan

    I was informed that red and yellow attracts people to eat...e.g. McDonalds.....not sure about decreasing your appetite. However, it may work for some people.

  • Comment Link Dr. Satish Friday, 20 January 2012 12:15 posted by Dr. Satish

    Green & Yellow are the colors which stimulate appetite & may help in increasing weight. they include all green leafy vegetables & yellow fruits & veggies

  • Comment Link Tom Friday, 20 January 2012 09:26 posted by Tom

    Very interesting - what happens if you use a multicolored plate?

  • Comment Link sharil Thursday, 19 January 2012 09:14 posted by sharil

    what color for weight gain?

  • Comment Link Dr. Satish Wednesday, 18 January 2012 22:04 posted by Dr. Satish

    According to Naturopathy, drinking water kept in Red Colored bottles is supposed to speed up metabolism & can help in weight loss.

  • Comment Link Pat Wednesday, 18 January 2012 13:18 posted by Pat

    Is this proven? I smile, This is so interesting. Will you please detail?

  • Comment Link saun Wednesday, 18 January 2012 09:48 posted by saun

    Wow! very interesting.

  • Comment Link laurene Wednesday, 18 January 2012 09:20 posted by laurene

    interesting, i have seen some japanese restaurant using such - hope they are doing intentionaly

  • Comment Link Gemma Sampson Wednesday, 18 January 2012 00:37 posted by Gemma Sampson

    I find this study to be quite ironic considering that red plates and cups are used in hospital settings to highlight people who are malnourished and need to eat MORE!!

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