DietAssist responds to research into children portion sizes

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According to Reuters, shrinking the size of kids’ plates and bowls might help them eat less and keep off extra weight, new research has suggested.

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DietAssist now available as a 2 DVD, 3 CD set as well as online

The ‘smaller plate’ strategy is one of the many things we teach people to help them lose weight more easily.

Research found that children served themselves smaller portions when using miniaturized dishware. They also found that children ate less food when they had less on their plate.

42 elementary school children were given the chance to serve themselves lunch, sometimes with child-sized dishware, sometimes using adult-sized plates and bowls, which were twice as large.

When they used adult dishware, the children took around 90 more calories of food, which was 20-30% more than normal. Children who ended up with more on their plates also tended to eat more overall.

Co-creator of DietAssist, Rob Woodgate, says: "This research is unsurprising to us, as it confirms how the human brain has a tendency to make relative judgements. This is one of a dozen tendencies which can make losing weight harder”.

“At DietAssist, we teach people how to lose weight more easily by turning the various tendencies of the brain to their advantage.”

“The ‘smaller plate’ strategy is one of the many things we teach people to help them lose weight more easily.”

The DietAssist programme gives dieters a deep understanding about how their mind works, and how to use it to their advantage – whatever diet or sensible eating plan they are using. It aims to help them to take back control over their eating behaviours and teaches them to act more appropriately in relation to food and eating in the future.

The DietAssist programme is the result of over 20 years experience of helping people to lose weight effectively, and uses the latest psychological techniques to avoid the self sabotage and demotivation that dieters commonly experience.

The DietAssist programme helps dieters strengthen their motivation and resolve, and creates the optimum psychological state for success.

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