Suffering from "Portion Distortion"
Saturday, September 17, 2011
This is my third blog entry today. This was not my intention but I had to write this one. I have realized that I am truly suffering from "Portion Distortion". My planned lunch today was banana-nut cheerios (1cup), soy milk (1cup) and a banana. When I went to open the box of cereal and saw there was only a corner left. I said to myself "this isn't going to be enough" and without thinking twice pulled down the box of multi-grain cheerios to attempt to supplement my meager portion. Then I paused. Subhan'Allah, I paused. I took the measuring cup and poured in what I thought was my too small portion of cheerios and to my surprise, IT WAS EXACTLY 1cup!
This was not an 'ah ha' moment for me. I still thought it wasn't going to be enough. But given my recent failure in attempting to eyeball a perfect portion I proceeded with the milk. With both in the bowl, wouldn't you believe it, I was still skeptical of whether I was going to reach my satiety level. Then I remembered, I had a fruit allocated for my lunch allowance. So I added my sliced banana and saw that my bowl was filled to the brim. Go figure. And, I have to say...I AM FULL for just over 300 calories.
I wrote in an earlier blog entry, several days ago that I wasn't sure if my bulging waistline was a result of what I was eating or how much. I think now I have some insight into my answer.