When portion distortion is good

Story Highlights

  • Learn how small servings can help you feel more satisfied 

Wish you had a magic wand that would make you feel more satisifed with a smaller serving of food? 

You’ve got two in your kitchen:

  1. A sharp knife and
  2. A grater.


A study from Japan’s National Food Research Unit found that slicing up a serving of carrots or fish into fine strips made it look significantly larger.

Slicing, grating, or shredding foods creates the illusion that there’s more of it, which could translate into more satisfaction with the serving on your plate - and in your mouth.


Professor John B Dixon


Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute

Contents of article are author’s own views and experience. Comments on this article should be made directly to author.

For more information, you can contact Professor John Dixon via www.bakeridi.edu.au