It’s not how much you eat – but the color contrast between your dinner plate and food that plays a key role in diet-controlled weight-loss finds a new study by Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab. The Plate Size and Colour Suggestibility study discovered a link between the amount of food a person eats and the color contrast of his/her plate. Diners subconsciously eat more when the food blends in with the settings upon which it is placed. The study suggests that the plates with a contrasting color to the food, sends a ‘wake-up call’ to the brain that makes the person more aware of the portion size. Researchers hope that this discovery could pave the way for more effective weight-loss plans.