Day 10..eat 1/2
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
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Are you fueling your body or your emotions? When we prepare meals at home, we can take charge of serving amounts. Away from home, what do we do? Here’s an idea! An easy way to manage serving sizes on an ongoing basis is using a concept called the “half-off special”. Simply stated, eat half as much as you normally would; or take half the amount you actually want.
For instance, pizza set the number of slices you are going to eat. A good rule of thumb is two slices for women and three for men. After you finish your two slices, are you still hungry? Time to opt for fresh veggies (this is great if you are at an all you can eat pizza buffet). If you are still hungry, you are more than likely just hooked on the taste.
If eating only half of your food doesn’t work for you, take a closer look at your emotional needs. Maybe something else in your life requires attention.
• Divide several of your food items in half, then eat only that much. Write down the foods you do this with.
• Do this half-off special with at least five foods. List them below.
• Over the next few days, record any foods that you eat half of as well as with how it felt to leave half of the food behind.
My Special Notes for Today:
I will work on this for myself. I am not good at recording things but will keep track of it on my food log.