A crinkly plate, designed with ridges that reduces the amount of food it holds, could soon hit the market and be an easy answer to weight loss.
While the plate looks like any other from above, it’s also made of clear glass to make food look bigger.
The plate was designed by Nauris Cinovics from the Art Academy of Latvia who is now planning to test it on 100 people.
Obesity experts have backed the idea, saying the plate could act as an alternative to just choosing smaller plates.
Cinovics said: “My idea is to make food appear bigger than it is,” reports The Guardian.
“If you make the plate three-dimensional [with ridges and troughs] it actually looks like there is the same amount of food as on a normal plate – but there is less of it.
“You are tricking the brain into thinking you are eating more.”
The plate could turn eating dinner into a more complex and longer process, as diners negotiate the folds in the glass.
Experts are urging the NHS to now consider funding the pills for Britons, with one in four people in the UK being obese.
Once the pill is swallowed, the balloon swells up in the stomach when it is filled with water.
This then restricts the amount of calories a person can eat.
The study of 42 adults found they lost two stone and six pounds on average after four months.
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