I'm in total agreement with Nell on this one. I portion what I eat and clean my plate. I also follow the Zone guide lines and find that I stay satisfied for 4 to 5 hours. My blood sugar stays even, I don't crave sweets and I have more energy.
Mimi do you have your diabetic exchange list cookbook on SP?
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I answered Yes to #6: I DO clean my plate. I carefully portion out my food onto my plate before I sit down.
I had a leader who said that a rubber spatula was essential to weight loss. If you weigh and measure every ingredient when you cook, then you get ALL of your serving. You can even lick your plate and still be OP. I can't trust my "appestat" to shut down my eating in time, so I prefer to measure it out.
Weighing and measuring everything, and writing it all down, can be a pain sometimes, but I love the peace of mind I get from never worrying about overeating.
And for what it's worth, I don't like the feeling of being full, something that happens more easily as I get older.
Nell Reston, Virginia
No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.
I "now" prefer to eat until I am "satisfied." I am not crazy about that "completely full" or "stuffed" feeling anymore. Since I have been faithful to my healthy lifestyle, it just feels better to stay "even" hunger wise then full, stuffed, or heaven forbid...hungry.
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