We all know how enormous restaurant portions can be and at fast food restaurants, you have the option to make them even bigger by upsizing.
But would you be willing to downsize if you were given the choice?
A recent study suggests that up to 33% of people chose smaller portions when given the option according to a study in Health Affairs. And that's a great, easy, step for a healthier you.
The whole notion seems counter to our natural bargain-hunting instincts: less food for the same price. But consumers apparently are ready to tighten their belts, literally.
“The restaurant thought people wouldn’t be willing to do it," said the study’s lead author, Janet Schwartz, a psychologist and an assistant professor of marketing at the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. “Some people don’t want big supersized portions and they’re willing to pay a premium for it by paying the same amount for less food.”
Worried that smaller meal won't make you feel as full? Eating slower may help.