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I clean my plate!

Monday, November 05, 2012

I hear a lot of advice about leaving food on my plate. I cannot imagine doing that intentionally.

I weigh and measure all the ingredients into each recipe I make, and I plate from the kitchen like a restaurant, rather than passing serving bowls. I put exactly my portion of everything on my plate, or plates as the meal may be. Then I get to eat it ALL!

I remember an old WW leader saying that a rubber spatula was an essential part of the WW program, because if you measure out your portion you can scrape up every drop. She said that if no one was looking you could lick your plate and still be legal.

I guess I'm basically greedy about my food. I want it all!! If I measure it out, I can have it all. It's my way of making sure I never feel deprived.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TINAJANE76 11/10/2012 9:03PM

    I agree! Cleaning my plate is my reward for weighing and measuring!

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NASFKAB 11/6/2012 2:07PM

  I like a clean plate so like you just plate enough for me & do not allow anyone to put food on my plate

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KMIRANDA2000 11/6/2012 11:20AM

    Isn't it good to know you're not alone. :)

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MEDDYPEDDY 11/6/2012 1:42AM

    It might be a good advice for some, but not for me, I clean my plate! The rick is not to put too much on it...bought smaller plates it has done some good.

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123ELAINE456 11/6/2012 1:42AM

  I don't like to waste food either. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care.

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ZEEDRA 11/5/2012 9:47PM

    Thanks again, Nell.
Isn't it interesting what a "clean plate" stirs up?
The only time I've had trouble with cleaning a plate was when somebody else filled my plate but that doesn't happen anymore...I catch them before it happens.

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FISHINGLADY66 11/5/2012 9:21PM

    I agree with you. I hate to waste food too.

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WATERMELLEN 11/5/2012 8:00PM

    I don't like to "waist" food!!

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1_AMAZING_WOMAN 11/5/2012 7:41PM

    Each person has their own way of being. Me: I'm the clean plate club. But, I have gotton so that if I have had 'enough' I will wrap the food and refridgerate it for another time. I (don't) throw away perfectly good food.


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--KREN 11/5/2012 6:54PM

    Me too! (I just bought an early 1990's WW cookbook with the entire Exchange Program in it, lol. A refresher.)

Comment edited on: 11/5/2012 6:56:11 PM

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ILOVEMALI 11/5/2012 6:27PM

    When I go out to dinner, I sometimes will ask for a to-go box as soon as my dinner arrives and put half of it into the box. Next day's lunch.

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TIEDYED69PEACE 11/5/2012 4:02PM

    I can't stand when people give you the advice to say, buy a cupcake, eat half and throw the other half away. Allow for the calorie intake of all you have (within reason), or don't eat it at all. I don't find it is responsible to intentionally throw food away, especially at home. Not with the environmental implications and not with so many starving people in this world.
Excellent blog entry! I didn't think anyone agreed. Thanks!

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KAYYVAUGHN 11/5/2012 3:45PM

    Good idea. I tried to measure out the right portion for me.

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KALISWALKER 11/5/2012 2:02PM

    I agree!

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MJZHERE 11/5/2012 12:26PM

    I clean my plate! However, what has changed, if I taste something I don't really want, I throw it out! Yep, can't believe it as I type it, but I do. I finally have realized I'm worth eating what tastes good and what is good - this coming from someone who use to eat the burnt portions, food I didn't like, etc.

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MEXGAL1 11/5/2012 12:00PM

    Me too! I measure and eat it all!
Have a terrific week.

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WILLOWBROOK5 11/5/2012 11:57AM

    I'm with you, too! If I like the food (and I almost always do because I don't make or choose meals I don't like), I eat and enjoy as much as I have decided is my portion. I figure a keen appetite is a sign of health. It's like with my dogs. If they go off their feed, I know something significant is off with them.
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MKELLY72 11/5/2012 11:41AM

    I'm with you on this one too. I don't overload my plate (except maybe on fruits and veggies) emoticon , so I don't want to leave it behind either...besides I think of it as wasteful too.

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GABY1948 11/5/2012 10:58AM

    I agree totally! Thank you!

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JOANNS4 11/5/2012 10:32AM

    I agree. Thank you. emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 11/5/2012 10:26AM

    I absolutely agree! Have a good day.

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