Eat off red plates When you are driving and see a red stop sign, you stop. Eating foods on a red plate may have the same effect on your food consumption. Use tall, narrow wine glasses Use tall — rather than wide — wine glasses. Don’t hold the glass when you pour the wine, instead place it on a table and then pour the wine yourself. Begin at the healthy end of the buffet How food is displayed on a buffet table may affect what you put on your plate. Always go for the healthy stuff first.