Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Why do we keep eating when we are full? Why don't we know we are full until it is too late and food has passed our lips? I know that I eat too fast because quite often I am finished before others have finished their meals. I find myself looking at others plates and gauging my eating so I won't finish too early. Why am I doing this? Because I don't want to be embarrassed sitting there with an empty plate when others are still moving through their plates?
The Sonoma DIet uses a 9 inch plate for meals and fills it with 1/2 veggies and fruit, 1/4 protein and 1/4 whole grain. When we fill our plates at Thanksgiving, go for the veggies and the turkey first. Then finish with the stuffing and potatoes. Maybe you will have less room on the plate for the stuffing and potatoes. And don't go for seconds.
I am going to my nephews for Thanksgiving and my sister is making the pies. She doesn't make very good pies so I don't have to look forward to them. My mother-in-law was the pie baker. ALways a flaky crust and the right amount of sugar. I have to take something so I am going to come up with lots of veggie ideas. Not sure what yet. My sister suggested coleslaw which I'm not all that fond of for Thanksgiving. But the Sonoma Diet cookbook has a good recipe for Asian Slaw with apples and that sounds like it would fit in with Thanksgiving. Might have to alter it a bit as it uses korean chili paste and if it is too spicy, they might not like it. However, a little bit of spice added to an otherwise bland dinner might be good.
Watch your portions! Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? Where did 2011 go to?