Of all the weird-ass diet plans we've heard of, and there are many, this is one of the strangest: not eating food the same color as your plate. It's the diet that Kelly Osborne credits with helping her lose 60 lbs in two years, which has allowed her to shop in the children's section of the Gap again.
Strange thing to be bragging about by any measure, but whatever makes you happy, Kel.
The 27-year-old said that she's "...done all the faddy diets and none of them work. On one, I had to drink this diet shake for a week. It promised I'd lose 10 lbs. but I just felt sick."
Right, Kelly. Because carrying a set of colored plates with you everywhere you go and color coding your food accordingly isn't a 'faddy diet.' The idea behind the color-changing plates is that people tend to eat more when the color of their food matches the color of the plate--about 20% more. In one study, diners were given pasta in marinara sauce on either a red or a white plate. Those with white plates ate an average of 2 oz. less pasta than those with red plates, due to the lack of contrast between food and background.
So maybe there's something to the whole plate-changing thing. One thing we're sure of: there are a lot of grumbling waiters in Hollywood who've been instructed to please put Ms. Osborne's salad in to this red bowl and her pasta on to that blue plate, thanks so much.