This is about my food. My weighed and measured, accounted for food each day.
Yesterday I sat down to my weighed and measured breakfast. My dog came over to stare at me, patiently waiting to see if any would fall to the floor. I looked at the love and hope in his eyes and I gave him some of my breakfast. I did not replace what I gave him with more food for me.
|Not the same squirrel|
At dinner a few nights ago I looked down at my weighed and measured dinner on the plate and realized (1) I was full, (2) there was still food on the plate. I literally sat there for a few minutes thinking about it. Should I eat it? But I am not hungry now. Should I toss it? But what if I get hungry later and want it: Am I going to try and replace it with something else later, justifying it as making up for what I missed at dinner?
I took the brave step and tossed it out. I did not look for anything else to eat all evening. I slept well. I woke up normally without feeling unduly hungry. If you absolutely follow a daily plan and weigh/measure your food, do you ever leave food on the plate? It was new behavior for me. I don't usually NOT finish a meal. I stay within my guidelines - both sides of them.
How often do you cross your food guidelines before the lines start to fade?