Thursday, December 06, 2012
I'm writing this because I suspect many of you will relate to it.
Last night I made pasta for dinner with a tomato and hamburg spaghetti sauce. I dutifully used my 9 inch plates like I always do. I didn't measure my portions though. I just eyeballed it. After a few bites I realized I didn't really feel like eating. Maybe it was the snack I had when I got home that killed my appetite, or maybe it was just because I've been feeling blah lately. Whatever the reason, I went to the cupboard and got a bowl for my leftovers. I was shocked to see how much was leftover! I had given myself a portion far bigger than I realized. No wonder I "wasn't hungry". The portion that had been on my plate had been HUGE and I hadn't even realized it. It was a flat plate and didn't look "that high" but when I saw it in the bowl I realized. Yowza!
I need to do a better job. Instead of eyeballing it, I need to really measure. Last night was an eye-opener for sure!