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Size matters


Monday, January 28, 2013

Ive always keen a clean plate person - its was my upbringing - eat your dinner theres people who haven't got one etc parental pressure - I always empty my plate I don't like to see other plates not empty. (Yes i have in the past cleaned them up for others to)

So as part of the change in my lifestyle I want to learn to leave things on my plate. Good i hear you shout. And yes I am doing it not everytime but I am some of teh time (big changes little steps)

Now I should inform you that my wife cooks our dinner for two reasons I'm rubbish (and shes great) and more importantly shes home 2 hours before me.

Recently our son went back to University and my Wife has not adjusted the amount she is cooking for just the 3 of us.

Last night I was really proud of myself because I had left a roast potato and a small bite of chicken on my plate the problem was the plate to start with was enormous. Easily 2 meals.

There is no one to blame but myself - no control - just justification that its my main meal.

So it hit me today the cure is so simple - today Ive been shopping and bought my own plate its about 2/3rds of a normal size.

Its pathetic but if it works what the heck. (Knowing me I'll go up for seconds LOL

Have a great day

Kibs
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2BDYNAMIC 2/9/2013 6:38PM

    Ok ................ emoticon for buying a SMALLER plate! (I was about to suggest ................ eating from smaller plate) We always eat from a lunch plate, NOT dinner plate ........................ I think the WHOLE WORLD was raised w/ that "Clean up your plate cos there are people starving!" ................... emoticon That is plain dreary and outdated thinking ............. and we can't send the extras to the hungry folks .......... (If I could, I would!) ............ I have learned what makes up ONE portion ............. of say the entrée or whatever the dish and stick to that ...... end of story ........... the rest is rubbish! ............... As you cut down the portions, you will see you did not need that extra stuff and the inches and pounds will start to vanish .................. Remember the new adage is this: waste not ............... or WAIST? (If you eat it out of guilt, it will go to the waist!) ............... Ugh!!

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SPARKCHANTAL 2/4/2013 7:32AM

    you could also try putting less on the plate to begin with...?

(and skip the seconds, of course!)

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ROCKMAN6797 1/28/2013 8:51PM

    This will definitely be a good fix for this issue!

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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 1/28/2013 12:05PM

    No, I think you did exactly the PERFECT thing! I come from the clean-plate club also and simply can't stand the guilt of leaving food for the dogs instead of being thankful for it. (By putting it in my mouth? Really?)
The smaller plate works!!! Have you ever noticed how much smaller the older china plates are? I have my grandmother's old china and my family hates that I bring them out for holidays b/c they can't pile the ginormous amounts of food they are used to onto them! I think that is the generation that started the clean-plate thinking, so it makes sense that we should use their plate size, right? About 9 inches across, but that's counting the decorative edges too.
I can hear you now, "where's MY plate?" Heck, I say buy a set!
GREAT job you're doing!

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JO28352 1/28/2013 11:50AM

    The new plate is a great approach. You can do this!! emoticon

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