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Does your brain trick you into eating more? [news]

Sometimes when it comes to healthy eating, we are our own worst enemies, without even realising it. A recent study, found that the colour of the plates we eat off can actually affect how much we serve and eat. Specifically, the study found the contrast between the colour of the plate and the colour of the food has quite an impact on our consumption. If the food is a similar colour to the plate, people will serve and eat about 22 per cent more than if the colours of the food and plate contrast. Add this to what we already know about plate size – choose a larger plate and you’ll almost certainly eat more, even when you’re trying not to – and it becomes clear that our brains can often trick us into less than healthy habits.