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By Deborah Dunham for

If you’re looking to drop a few pounds (or at least not succumb to the gluttony of the holidays), here’s something to put on your Christmas wish list: a slew of different color dinner plates.

We have long been told that the size of our plate matters (the larger the plate the larger the portions), but according to a new study published in the Journal of Consumer Research, the color of your plate can also influence how much you eat.

And here I routinely use white plates because I was always told that food just looks better and more vibrant on a plain white plate (broccoli on a brown or red plate is just not that appealing). But apparently, this color on my dark brown table quite possibly makes me eat more.

Why? Keep reading…

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