“The results suggest that red functions as a subtle stop signal that works outside of focused awareness and thereby reduces incidental food and drink intake,” the authors wrote in the abstract.
So, subconsciously, a red plate is a bit like a stop sign.
Looks like I’m going to have to buy all new plates! I really believe that if anyone’s subconscious has power over them, it is me. I don’t know why I think that … but I do. I’m also one to convince myself something is true, so I may just red plates so that I can think that my subconscious is making me eat less, when really it is me thinking about how I am eating off of a red plate. Either way, I hope it works.