My doctor accused me of doing this. He didn't use this term. But that is what he said a lot of mothers do.
I often serve from the stove top. Then, I tend to serve too much so I didn't have to make trips back. By serving food family style in small portions from bowls on the table - or even by taking a pan to the table to save dishes - I served all of us smaller portions. Smaller portions is a good thing for even the kids. Seconds are allowed. Left overs haven't been on anybody's fork. Freeze them if need be to make mystery soup.
My widowed aunt would scrape her kids plates into a tupperware container & made "mystery soup" every Sunday night.
Edited by: 60SIXTY at: 1/15/2011 (07:38)
Linda - North East Indiana, USA `Goal to build myself up to reach 1,000 fitness minutes per month.
I can relate... I grew up in a house where we were not allowed to leave the table until our plates were clean. My mom made homemade meals and we had a well-rounded diet, but sometimes we'd sit there much longer than we wanted until we were able to choke down the last of the veggies on our plate or something.
Since then, I have realized that I feel guilty when I don't clean my plate off. It feels weird to purposely leave about half my meal for a takeout container when going out to eat. I want to reassure people the food won't go to waste. And I do cringe when I see others leaving so much food on their plate!
If I just have a little food left, I ask my husband if he wants it. If he does, the guilt kind of goes away. Otherwise, I sometimes sit there and try to make myself eat it even though I'm not hungry.
"It is never too late to be what you might have been." -George Eliot
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I think a lot of us moms are like that . we do not want to see food tossed . so we eat to save money and food . was happy when the kids grew up and i did not have to be that kind of mommy anymore . save leftovers to make another meal . so think poor hubby . he might have to put up with an extra meal that he did not think he had to face .
sugarsmom2 donna wva
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Fitness Minutes: (20,070) Posts: 2,495 1/14/11 5:13 P
I have to work hard to use up leftovers, not overeat just because 'it might go off soon', manage my own kitchen stocks well and work within my budget. But it can be done. The more you do it the better you get at doing it. Stay positive and keep doing the good things. all the best, A
Vacuum cleaner dieter. I wonder how many others out there r the same..I grew up poor where there sometimes wasn't enough to eat so i hate wasting food.. So when my kids r done with dinner I would sometimes pick up from their plate what wasn't eaten and eat it myself so I didn't have to throw it away.. And i did it subconsciously. Anybody else do that or am I just weird?
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