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So hard not to eat too much with good foods

Friday, April 08, 2011

I made a thai chicken dinner, healthy, tastes good, too good. I made a daikon and carrot salad. I loaded up on the salad, but I still ate too much. This is my greatest struggle, stopping. Even if it's healthy, can't eat too much. I feel too full and it robs me of my motivation to move. I do better eating reasonable portions with boring healthy food. My family enjoys a variety of flavors. I would be fine eating the same foods, basic-healthy-boring foods. I'm much less likely to overeat. This is where I have to sort it out. How to sit down to a creative meal and limit myself - even if it tastes incredible. I've heard some folks do some intense flavor interventions to satiate that smell/taste experience. I used to chew slowly, I should remind myself to do that, it helped me to consume less. I also valued the eating experience mor., I was always the last one to finish at every meal. It was sort of a hassle to folks I ate with, so I learned to speed up. I also began to consume more, eating faster - now it's a habit. I guess I didn't really think about it until now, it was a good thing to blog about. I think I'll have a goal of eating slower, the way I did for most of my life, I think that will be very beneficial, and I know it's healthier in so many ways. emoticon
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  • OPAL50
    I would say your partner has the answer! I still get up and add more food when we fill our plates and take them to the table, but not as oftern emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2937 days ago
    I am always the last one done eating. I just don't let it bother me and I do enjoy every morsel that goes into my mouth. I limit myself to one serving of anything that I want. I do try to keep in mind my healthy lifestyle that I am trying to follow but don't kick myself if I should go overboard. I just remember that I am in control of the outcome!
    2938 days ago
  • MARINO124
    Great! You found your own answer. Aren't we just full of knowledge if we'd only listed to ourselves! emoticon
    2938 days ago
    They suggest that, to slow yourself down, you should take a drink of water in between bites...

    Works for me when I remember to do it....
    2938 days ago
    I agree,eating slow is such a healthy habit to get into,now I need to work on that. emoticon emoticon for sharing. emoticon emoticon emoticon Diana:)
    2938 days ago
    believe it or not this was made clear to me by my 8 year old son last night that i have the same problem i.e portion control and learning to stop eating before i get to uncomfortably full.
    my son was overeating last night and i pointed out to him that he was already full but still eating.he said well there was still more left and it takes so good.i said to him that you are suppose to stop when you are no longer hungry and before you get that full feeling.his answer was that you sometimes carry on eating when you are full mom if it is something you really brought home to me how much the kids pay attention to what we do and we are selfs must set the like you i have decided to watch more my portion control and also watch the speed that myself and the kids eat.we can do this. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2939 days ago
    How about dishing up the amount you want and putting the rest away? iT WAS DELICIOUS!!
    (this was posted by my partner - on my sign in accidently..)
    2939 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/8/2011 1:32:17 AM
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