Ever watch how some people eat? I can’t believe how fast the food goes down. These people are full before they even know it and they keep eating anyway. I always eat when I’m hungry. I eat what I want, which means I don’t eat food that is OK, so so, or just plain yucky to me. When ever I do this I end up eating more than I need because I still want to eat the food I like even though I just ate something I didn’t like. Kinda nuts!
I’m usually the last one to finish my food. My mom was a slow eater. I eat slow but she could drag her meal out to for-ev-er… She was very thin too. I never have my kids eat any food hey don’t want to or eat when they are not hungry. Guess what? They are at a very health weight, not too thin and definitely not over weight. Plus they make fairly good food choices most of the time.
So slow down when you eat. Chew each bite until it’s gone. Set down your fork or your food between bites. Turn off the TV and put away the newspaper and magazines. Focus on eating. Pick foods you like. Eat until you are full and eat only when you are hungry. And please, quit the clean plate club now.