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Motivational Quote - Your stomach shouldn't be a wastebasket.

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Don't eat just because you don't want food to go to waste. Listen to your internal cues and eat only if you are truly hungry. If you have too many leftovers to finish yourself and feel badly about throwing them out, give them away to someone who can use them; your waistline will thank you!

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9/14/2016 7:43:05 AM

BLKATZ2's SparkPage
I must remember this!


7/3/2016 8:12:28 AM



4/6/2016 3:13:09 PM

KKLIER3's SparkPage
I am learning to divide by 2! and make 2 portions!


3/7/2016 1:44:39 PM

SEAMUNKI's SparkPage
I've had to re-train myself to dump unhealthy leftovers or eating the last bite so it won't go to waste. Now my food choices are about picking the healthiest options for me and my body. Starting feel more energized by my 5 servings of fruit and veg instead of dragging...


2/16/2016 4:57:06 PM

So true. Sometimes I actually throw away unhealthy leftovers. But, I still play the wastebasket more than I want. I still struggle with throwing away food even when it is not good for me. I have some stuff left from a recent party that I am thinking of tossing. I hope I can do it!!!


10/9/2015 12:52:06 PM

PATTYPI0601's SparkPage
Liked this quote a lot.


10/7/2015 9:51:00 AM

CAT_2009's SparkPage
A great mantra I learned from a wise woman: "It's just as wasted if you eat it."


8/3/2015 2:21:59 AM

i try to "reinvent" leftovers and any that are leftover after that- the hubby takes to work for lunch!


7/27/2015 8:15:40 AM

I am guilty of this because I truly hate wasting food and if I can't give it away or freeze it i eat it. I have cut back on the amount of foods I buy now so i don't have to go thru this


5/31/2015 7:34:27 AM

ABBY_ROAD's SparkPage
I think this is the best motivation quote.


2/6/2015 8:35:49 AM

very true


1/7/2015 9:44:24 AM

Looking at the picture makes you think of the foods you have consumed, For what?


12/31/2014 7:49:30 AM

SUGARSMOM2's SparkPage
this is so true . when my children where younger i used to eat what they did not so i did not toss the food that they never ate . this is wrong . just toss it and you will be pounds lighter at the end of the month . grow up during the world war 2. they always said clean your plate there are people going hungry .


11/26/2014 2:27:54 PM

KASIRAI's SparkPage
I never thought of it that way...


8/14/2014 5:14:02 PM

Guilty as charged! I didn't grow up poor and I am well off as an adult, yet I can't waste food. Going out to eat goes like this: I eat about half of my meal. It's absolutely delicious and it's probably still more than what a serving size should be. I'm comfrotably full, but the taste is so good and the experience is so enjoyable that I just can't control myself. So I keep eating until there is just a little bit left. By this point I am stuffed. I look at my plate and say to myself that there is not enough left to bother taking home. But I can't just throw it away, I just paid $20 for this meal. So I finsih it up and stuff myself to the point of discomfort. Actually, it doesn't even matter if I am paying or not. We frequently get pizza at work and there is often a few pieces left over. I have had my fill, but I will always eat the last piece or two rather than let them go to waste.

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