Here’s one of those studies that make you go “huh?”
As detailed in this article from the Standard-Examiner in Salt Lake City, a University of Utah study suggests that people who use a larger fork when dining out actually ens up eating less. Why, you ask? Because, asserts the study, conducted by a husband and wife researching team, as you make progress through the food on your plate, your brain tells that you must no longer be hungry when it sees that there is less food on the plate. (I know, a brain can’t really see anything, but I’m paraphrasing here.) But if there’s less food on the plate, doesn’t that mean that more food has been consumed?
I think this one needs more studying. Let’s try it in a Chinese restaurant with really large chopsticks.