Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Portion Control is a big problem for me. I know the portions I should eat and I do well when I'm on my own. But I am lucky to have a wonderful family and we share every evening meal together, as well as some lunches. So me and four men (they were children not that long ago!). I get caught up in eating like them, involved in the conversation and food, as its passing back and forth.
I tried eating just my portion and no more goes on my plate, as I quickly pop in a piece of gum. Yes, it was sugar free. I tried leaving the table to brush my teeth quickly and I've tried just leaving the table and room completely. I don't like leaving the room, it seems rude and I feel I'm missing the time of day when the guys are in a discussion mood. Guys don't share their day's experiences and feeling easily, so it is a connection time for me.
Anyone have any other ideas?