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Otherwise known as BLT's! I used to find myself nibbling on the food left behind on my children's plates. BLT's add up! Now, when the kids are finished eating, I have them pour the rest of their drink on their left-over food before they bring me their plate. YUCK! no more nibbling for me!
Same goes for left-overs in the pan. Pan goes directly in the sink and I spray water on it.
Buy a child's plate (divided into three segments) and child's utensil set. When you use a child's portion plate, you are more likely to get the correct portion sizes. The smaller utensils will force you to take smaller bites. Smaller bites will allow you to eat more slowly and you will begin to feel fuller faster.
Children's plates / utensils are inexpensive.
I make it a rule to never pick at my children's leftovers in their plate. If it is something that I think they will eat later, I wrap it and put it in the fridge for them...otherwise I throw it in the garbage. THEIR food is not part of my daily meal plan and picking at a french fry here and there or finishing a half eaten oreo cookie add up to extra unwanted and unaccounted for calories. We wouldn't pick at an adult's plate...so why pick at our kids plates.
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