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You do not have to finish everything on your plate. You do not need to finish what your children haven't eaten. Nobody anywhere in the world will starve if you don't eat it (your parents were lying). If you make a bit too much, but it's not enough for another meal or snack: CHUCK IT!

- Submitted by DEUSMACHINA 5/5/2010 in Healthy Eating | 5 Comments
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DUSTYPRAIRIE 2/19/2014 4:35:00 AM

    How funny to read this today because the other day dh & I went out for an Italian buffet. Of course I overdid my plate. As I was trying not to be wasteful I suddenly blurted out, "there are kids starving in China". That was my mom's line.

DAVEINSEOUL 6/15/2010 7:41:00 PM

    Erase that tape that our parents put in our heads "Think about those poor starving children in Africa". What I have or don't have on my plate has NOTHING to do with people starving or not.
TONIABLAKE 5/19/2010 11:58:00 PM

    This advice is for me. My girlfriend had to say it to me just last week as I was eating my way through leftovers in the fridge. I had gone to the supermarket and needed to make space, but felt bad about throwing food out.
ABRIDGESRNC 5/5/2010 1:57:00 PM

    Even at a restaraunt, where you have paid good money for that food...
CINDYC53 5/5/2010 11:36:00 AM


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