PR is all about perspective. A single story can be framed in many different ways, each of which can communicate a unique message to the public and inspire a different response. The message may not change the story, but it changes how you see it and the effect that it has on you.

 

When it comes to trying to reduce your daily calorie intake, you may not have known that you can tackle the task with the same perspective-centric approach that PR pros use when building communication. The trick is in recognizing how your eyes and mind play a fundamental role in your eating habits, and learning to use that link to your advantage. The best part is that all it takes is picking the right plate.

 

The same amount can look like a lot more on a smaller plate than it does on a larger plate. This helps convince your mind that you're eating more than you are, thus helping you feel full sooner (steadystrength.com)

The same amount can look like a lot more on a smaller plate than it does on a larger plate. This helps convince your mind that you’re eating more than you are, thus helping you feel full sooner (steadystrength.com)

Statistics have shown that swapping out your usual dinner plate for a smaller dish could help reduce daily calorie consumption by up to 20 percent. It all comes down to perspective. A smaller plate can make the same amount of food look like a lot more than it would look like on a larger plate, which psychologically convinces you that you are eating more than you truly are. This can help you feel full sooner than you might have if you had eaten on a larger plate.

 

Of course, you can’t rely on visual cues alone. A major part of managing your daily calorie intake is being mindful of your portions and remaining in tune to your appetite, so you can recognize when you’re satisfied.

 

However, it doesn’t hurt to have a trick up your sleeve that can help you change how your body perceives the amount of food you’re eating and help regulate your satisfaction as a result.

 

What are some of the tricks that you use to help reduce your daily calorie intake? We’d love to hear about them! Share your thoughts with us below or tweet me @tamarahoumi