11. Serve Unhealthy Food on Red Plates
One weird trick is to use red plates to help you eat less. At least, this seems to work with unhealthy snack foods. One study reported that volunteers ate fewer pretzels from red plates, compared to white or blue plates. The explanation may be that we associate the color red with stop signals and other man-made warnings.
Red plates may help you eat less unhealthy snack foods. This may be because the color red triggers a stop reaction.
12. Anything Else?
There are many simple lifestyle habits that can help you lose weight, some of which have nothing to do with conventional diet or exercise plans. You can use smaller plates, eat more slowly, drink water and avoid eating in front of the TV or computer. Prioritizing foods rich in protein and viscous fiber may also help.
However, I wouldn’t try all these things at once. Start to experiment with one tip for a while, and if that works well and is sustainable for you then try another one. A few simple changes can have a massive impact over the long term.