Day 8...Learning how to throw away

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Day 8 ~ Stop wasting food!!

How does this sound “Every time you eat food your body doesn’t need, you’re wasting it!”?

I don’t know about ya’ll, but I sure was taught to clean my plate! That’s one of the biggest lessons to unlearn! If you can’t break this habit, you will probably never realize your weight loss goals!

Not wasting food makes total sense and there are cases when you can cook smaller amounts or share meals at a restaurant. Even then there will be extra food that your body doesn’t need. You will need to learn to deal with leftovers!

Keep this is mind, when you fill your car up with gas, do you just keep putting gas in it when it’s fuel, running it out all over the ground? Why no, so why keep fueling your body when your tank is full! You are just wasting that food!

• Throw some food away. It can be a tiny amount or a large amount. Remember, by wasting it into the garbage, you’re not wasting it into yourself.

• In the space bellow, list all of the foods you let go of today. Make a note about how it felt to throw food away, then add a few thoughts on how you’ll manage leftover food in the future.

• Think about ways you can prevent having excess food around in the first place. Write your notes below.

I don't have issues with this at home because I just pack it away in the sizeable container for a next meal. At a restaurant I seem to have a clean plate affect and know in the back of my mind that I can bring it home but can't seem to do that. I will work on this.....

I haven't thrown anything away today.

I will work on smaller plates and trick my mind into thinking it is full while I am out eating or eating at home.
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