Training for a DNF — in eating

I once thought there was no way I could ever not finish food I put on my plate. The habit was just too ingrained, and I couldn’t bear wasting food.

Recently I’ve had some success in learning to quit eating food that doesn’t taste good or fulfill my expectations.

I wouldn't want to get a "Did Not Finish" in a race. Trouble is, I have that same compulsion to get to the finish line when it comes to my dinner plate.

I wouldn’t want to get a “Did Not Finish” in a race. Trouble is, I have that same compulsion to get to the finish line when it comes to my dinner plate.

But the other day I came across a dieting tip that, with just a small customizing tweak,  is thus far managing to get around all my plate-cleaning mental roadblocks:

Before I scoop any food onto my plate, I visualize how much I’d like to eat.

Then I imagine that I’ll get full ¾ of the way through.

It’s easier to leave that last fourth in the serving dish than on my plate.

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3 Responses to Training for a DNF — in eating

  1. bgddyjim says:

    That’s a fantastic tip, kind of like how I actually eat. Very cool.

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