For example; if you are eating a sandwich and you can not taste the cheese on it why put in on there. If you can't taste it don't waste any of your calorie, fat or carb. allowances. Save it for something you can taste and savor.
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Remember that you don't have to eat everything on the plate. This seems to be more problematic when eating out because you don't want to waste. If you can't wrap it up for later go ahead and toss it. Food becomes waste one way or another. Better that it is wasted without being processed into fat
Half that portion! I half the portion of whatever i'm about to eat. If it can't be halved without wasting part then I don't eat it Example: Sandwich you can half & save for later...cookie you would have to share if a person is available or throw the half away if you have no one to share it with. IF I would have to waste it then I don't eat it. Planning! Donít be a gingerbread woman, be a ROCKSTAR! www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4821690
This works for me! Immediate reduction of calories and fat!
Great example is a Large restaurant bagel, just eat the top.
Husband is finally on board with sharing huge meals at restaurants!!! Sweet!
Instead of trying to finish your plate because it tastes good or you do not want to waste things, stop eating when you START feeling full. It has helped me a lot, and changed my eating habits greatly. I now get smaller portions. This is especially important to think about when eating out. Take home the extras for another meal, don't try to finish the plate or prevent some from 'going to waste.'
A related tip: avoid 'deals' on food. Getting more for less money is not necessarily good. Buffets are a big one, avoid those! Pay more for less quantity, more quality!
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