Leaving a little something on my plate helps me to get into the habit of not cleaning my plate and saves me a few calories too.
I discovered through discussions with my dietian that I am a member of the clean plate club. Without even realizing it I had developed a habit of always eating everything on my plate. Leaving a little something on every plate of food I eat helps me to try to recognize more when I am satisfied and
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Never belong to the clean plate club. When you sit at the table and eat try to push yourself away from the table by leaving something on your plate and try to stop eating before you become stuffed and your body becomes uncomfortable.
I found that if I go ahead and run the dishwasher even if its not "full" I am less likely to get behind on dishes and the kitchen. whenever I wait to have "full" dishwasher usually I have to many dishes and have run out of clean plates. so its better to spend the extra money and run the dishwasher as is
Tried but true--stop eating when you are full and only eat when you are hungry. Listen to your body to indicate when you are full and hungry. It is OK to stop in the middle of the meal if you are full--you don't have to belong to the clean plate club!
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