Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Yes, I was part of the "clean your plate" club growing up! Oh no how can you force a child to eat, it encourages overeating. Well not exactly.

See growing up there were five of us at the dinner table and the food got divided up by my mom. It was a rarity for there to be any left overs. See we had to finish everything on our plate because we were not allowed to waste food. We were NOT served the extra large portions that are served today. Back in my day a small coke was 6ozs. There were no jumbo fries, big gulps, super size its so eating everything on your plate was good practice. Additionally there was no snacking in the evening so no food till breakfast.

I more times than not still will finish everything on my plate but my plate is a small plate and I put true serving sizes on my plates. Even with my weight issues I am okay being part of the club!

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    Also a member. Changing it up with measuring, weighing, portions, tracking and yes, I use a smaller plate, too.
    1368 days ago
  • DORI444
    Stopping when you are full is difficult for clean plate kids but worth striving for.
    1368 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    I agree with you, we were taught to finish everything on our plate. I got the starving children in China story. My mother actually added butter to my meals, because she thought I was too skinny. I was a picky eater as a kid. Little did she know.

    I also measure everything out as this has changed my diet dramatically and by measuring everything out which only takes a moment, I can truly enjoy my meal without any guilty feelings.

    You take care, be safe, and healthy!
    1368 days ago
    Same here
    1368 days ago
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