There is some fascinating research on eating habits and containers! Get this:
–People automatically eat and drink less when they use taller, thinner bowls and glasses. Shorter, wider containers give the illusion of less volume, so people eat more from them.
–People eat less candy or chips out of an opaque bowl than out of one that is transparent. Apparently you are more tempted when you have a better view of the contents.
–People eat less candy or snacks out of a bowl when it is less full. The more snacks in the bowl, the more people eat.
–People eat less food off of dark-colored plates than off of white plates. Without realizing it!
So if you tend to overeat, get yourself to Pottery Barn and get the darkest, tallest skinniest opaquest bowls, cups and plates you can find!