It’s Friday. Family night in the Shaffer home. That means a family movie on dvd and most certainly pizza for dinner. I always know ahead of time how many pieces of pizza I can have to stay within points. But I usually take ALL of the pieces of pizza I’m allowed at once, and as usual, feel the need to clean my plate. Hungry or not.

Tonight I tried something different. I grabbed a small plate. I grabbed one slice of pizza and my glass of ice water and sat down. I ate the one piece, cleaning my plate, which quenched the crazy feeling that leaving food on my plate creates, and you know what? I was satisfied. I was no longer hungry. I wasn’t stuffed. I was satisfied.

What a crazy concept, huh?

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  1. Janis on January 10, 2009 10:36 am

    I need to work on this. We had pizza the other night and although I ate less than a normally do, I still feel that I ate too much. I will have to try the small plate trick and see if that helps some. Pizza and sweets are my weaknesses! Thank you for sharing!


  2. Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah on January 10, 2009 10:55 am

    I always have the same compulsion. I always feel like I have to clean my plate. Maybe I should try this.

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