Waste not Waist
Thursday, June 12, 2014
The lesson is to leave the clean plate club behind us. I know this will always be a struggle for me. I switched to small plates many months ago, this helps a ton as my plate looks full but it 1/4 the size of J, this also makes sure I'm not taking too much protein or sides. It's hard to put more than 3 oz on a small plate.
But that was my work around because cleaning my plate is so ingrained in me. From childhood? It's totally possible, I don't remember ever having to sit there till "I finish it all" if I liked it. I spent the first 21 years of my life eating anything I wanted and never gaining a pound, now I look at a piece of cake and my butt grows.
But I can feel myself getting full, not needing any more to eat, and see there is "just two more bites" and why leave it behind, why waste it, because if I eat it then I waist it. Such a simple concept and such a hard one to put into account.
Last week was one of my first times I was totally full and was sad as I had only eaten half but knew I could eat it for lunch but there was actually a sad face because I couldn't eat it all. Maybe if I take more time to enjoy my meal then it won't seem like it ends to soon. Hmmm I'll give that a roll next time.