"Color me...thin?"

@Feona1962 (7529)
United States
March 21, 2008 9:14pm CST
I came across an article in positive thinking magazine and it says, "If you're dying to lose weight try dyeing your food..Blue is the hue if you want to cut down on consumption, says Kenneth R. and Cherie Fehrman, color constltants and authors of Color: The Secret Influence..." "In nature, bright blue substances tend to be poisonous so we instinctively avoid blue foods. They also suggest serving meals on a blue plate and using a blue light in your fridge to curb your appetite...?" Blueberries are more of a dark purple..so I guess these are okay... What are your thoughts on this?
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
22 Mar 08
Now that's a first! I have never heard of this either and not sure whether I would try it too LOL seems a bit far fetched to me. Do you know of anyone that has tried this? I wonder if it really does work :)
@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
22 Mar 08
It sounded bizarre to me as well. I don't know of anyone that has tried it and I am not going to be the first...*smiles*...I just read it in a magazine...I think kids would think it is cool to dye their food...
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
22 Mar 08
haha I reckon. My son would have a ball - his food would turn into a peice of artwork that's for sure! :)
@karma118 (294)
• United States
23 Mar 08
Now that's a good idea! I should start dying my kids food blue!! They eat WAY too much!! HAHA
@madlees (1381)
• India
22 Mar 08
Dear Feona, Then you can wear blue dresses also everytime isn't it? If the colour blue afftects you and makes you thin.. then it should affect you in all possible ways. eating is out. How can we eat blue coloured foods, even the fruits are not coloured blue except as you said blue berries. maybe as they are in purple colour it doesn't bother too. So only blue clothes are left out, which we can wear regularly and see. All the best
@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
22 Mar 08
Now there's an idea..Just wear blue and you will be paper thin in no time...*smiles*
@laiza14 (593)
• Philippines
22 Mar 08
well i dont think so, what about me? my favorite color is blue, so if theres something that's colored blue, id rather enhance my appetite for something. hahaha
@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
22 Mar 08
It sounds weird to me but who knows...everytime you see blue you will think of food...how good is that...*smiles*
@crazynurse (7510)
• United States
22 Mar 08
Well now that is something I have never heard, that color can potentially stunt our appetite! I wonder how well that theory would work for me given that blue is one of my favorite colors! I love blueberries, surely they didn't mean that one should cut down on those...they are very good for us! Of course, I'm not sure that I would like blue rice or blue mashed potatos...so perhaps I should put a few drops of blue food coloring in them the next time I make them so that I won't eat so much of them! Ha!
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@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
22 Mar 08
I was surprised when I read it too! I wonder if their are some that actually do this...kids might actually think it is cool...*smiles*
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
27 Mar 08
I dont know about that coloring my food blue I have a hard enough time finding any thing to eat that I like is hard to eat when ya dont like soething . and now I have to find out what is lo carb lo fat lo salt grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Dont really think that would help out any more than eatting off a black plate
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@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
28 Mar 08
I certainly can't imagine it working..I think kids would get a kick out of coloring the food...Doesn't sound logical to me...
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
28 Mar 08
me either hugs
• United States
22 Mar 08
Wow! This is very interesting, I'm going to give it a try! thanks
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@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
22 Mar 08
Let us know how it works...
@wisconsin26 (3861)
• United States
22 Mar 08
Very interesting that's for sure... However I will never give up blueberries.. The tame ones are blue and the wild berries are a purple.. I love going out and picking them and not to mention making pies and deserts with them.. Than again what's blue that you really eat besides berries? Mostly everything else like blue frosting is only fruit coloring...
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@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
22 Mar 08
I know, I love blueberries..I have gotten into many ant hills when I was little just trying to pick them...
@Hatley (164027)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Mar 08
oh yuck that would do it for me for sure. I love blueberriesthough but blue potatoes or a blue salad. Nope I will try some other way to lose weight for myself Now a blue plate might not be so bad as blue is my favorite color No blue light in my fridege as I would think my food was spoiled lol
@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
22 Mar 08
I know it just seems too far fetched to me...
@carmelanirel (21108)
• United States
23 Mar 08
I read years ago that the color of your plate determines the amount of food you eat, but for some reason I thought the color was orange..Or maybe orange was the color to avoid..Well, next time I get new dishes, blue for me..
@karma118 (294)
• United States
23 Mar 08
I wonder if it really works? I've heard red and yellow induce hunger so maybe colors really do affect the way we eat. I'm not sure but I sure will try it!! That's an interesting article you read. I can't think of too many blue foods so maybe the nature thing is very true. I just can't see myself eating dyed food though, I'm very picky. I will definatley try it though!!
• United States
22 Mar 08
Ya no I think it should be if you want to loose weight then eat all blue colored foods. You would surely lose weight since there aren't any that I know of except some Blueberries.lol