Growing up, you probably got the same speel from your parents as I got. “you can’t leave the table until you have finished everything on your plate”, or worse still, “Finish your dinner or NO DESERT!”.
This works well when you are a kid, but now that we are all grown up, we can’t be afraid to leave food on our plates. The key here is to know when you are full, and to stop eating. If that means you still have food on your plate, so be it. It is not the end of the world (as your mother may have made you think). Food can always be put into the refrigerator for another time. Here are a couple of tips to help you to stop eating when you have had enough to eat: 1. Serve yourself a smaller portion. 2. Don’t go back for seconds. 3. If you’re at a restaurant, don’t use the excuse that you paid for it so should finish it. 4. Don’t eat as if it is your last meal. You will eat again, so there is no need to gorge yourself on food now. 5. Get out of the habit of feeling “stuffed” at the end of a meal. When you get this feeling, it means you have over eaten. We want to eliminate this feeling all together! Good luck and happy weight loss