Food For Thought: How Our Dishes Influence Our Eating

I thought this was a pretty interesting post on the size of dishes and portion control. It only enforces my hunt for some new china to use post op.

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Today our very own Dr. Ruby Gatschet is our blogger. Dr. Gatschet joined our bariatric care team last year and we are so glad to have her on board! Read on to see how the plates and dishes we eat from actually affect how much we eat.

I first became interested in how dinnerware has changed over the years and how that has translated to our eating habits when I was admiring some Haviland china sets that had been passed down through my husband’s side of the family. Certainly, they were beautiful pieces of dishware, but they were amazingly small compared to my own set of everyday china. The serving pieces were the size of my regular dinner plates, and the dinner plates were the size of my salad plates. This observation led me to do some research on dinnerware sizes over the years, which in turn led me to…

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3 thoughts on “Food For Thought: How Our Dishes Influence Our Eating

  1. Vintage dishes are the best. They are much smaller than the oversized dishwater that comes out today. I have Vintage LuRay that is tiny by comparison.

    I am prone to over eating. I don’t have much of an off switch once I get started.


  2. I was recently nominated for Wonderful Team Member Readership Award by fellow blogger Rob from This is the first time I have received an award. So I am very happy. Sorry it took me so long to post but my wonderful vacation has delayed everything. Thanks Rob so much.
    1. Display the award. (done)
    2. Thank the person who nominated me on their blog. (done)
    3. Nominate 14 blogs who are readers of my blog. (done)
    4. Let the nominees know. (done soon)


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