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Just a little Taste.


Saturday, May 18, 2013

You're sitting at the table in a restaurant with a friend, or maybe a significant other when the waiter comes up and offers you a dessert menu. You don't need a menu. You know exactly what you want to order.

The only problem is you're near the end of your calorie budget and you know you don't need the extra fat and calories from a dessert- even if it is your favorite.

Your dining partner, however, is not concerned and decides to order what you wanted to order.

You decide that it wouldn't hurt too much if you just had a bite or two of the dessert. After all, that's something you've seen suggested just about everywhere when you look at how to eat out on a diet.

There's only one slight problem.

You know the nutritional information for the whole dessert. You can divide it in half if you and someone else split it down the middle.

But how do you track that bite or two of the dessert that you have to give yourself a taste without blowing your healthy eating?
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WUNMURRA 5/20/2013 5:30PM

    Estimation of the portion you had is definately more useful when you look back over your trackers than not acknowledging it at all

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ADZY86 5/18/2013 12:50PM

    I try and work out what I had (quarter, third, whatever) and track that. Like someone else said, I would rather overestimate than under, so that I can be absolutely sure I've covered the calories.

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DOTTIEJANE1 5/18/2013 9:52AM

    I quit often have half of a the item. I cut it in half and wrap the other half up and put it in the fridge or freezer . Then cut the half the I am eating into half and quite often save half for later. It all counts .

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AUNTB63 5/18/2013 9:24AM

    I agree with your previous comments. Divide to the smallest you can and add this to the tracker. I am known to have a quarter of a brownie so I have that in my favorites.
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DWSCHUYLER 5/18/2013 9:07AM

    emoticon I certainly do! While I usually err on the more portion side!

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VIGILANTONE 5/18/2013 9:04AM

    I further divide it into 1/4's or 1/8ths....every bite counts!
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