Did you have a great Tuesday? I took another class at the gym with my good friend Caitlyn. We kicked some serious ass, but we are walking like old ladies today. Nuff said.
I’m also a terrible blogger and forgot to take a post workout picture….again. So pretend that this pic is new!
Yesterday I started talking about Intuitive Eating. I’m not very far into the book, but one thing I know is super important is portion size. When I started dating the BF, I would pile a lot more food on his plate, mainly because I wanted to seem dainty (which for the record, I have never been – haha).
As time passed and I became more comfortable in the relationship, the plates started to look more and more alike. I’d feel overly full, yet still I served myself the same amount or more every time. This is a huge problem! In my mind, I pictured I needed a certain amount of food to feel full instead of listening to my stomach.
A ‘trick‘ someone people use is to serve food on smaller plates. By doing this you have the illusion of getting more food.
‘When compared to 8 inch plates, 10 inch plates that are flat hold up to 67% more calories than the 8 inch plates.’
In case you were wondering…see below.
Point made haha.
I am actively serving myself smaller portions, and going back for a little more if I still feel hungry. There is absolutely nothing wrong with having seconds, but give your body the chance to decide. Don’t serve it a trough of food and expect to horke it all down.
Tonight for dinner I’m making a delicious and super simple Mexican soup! Swing back by tomorrow for recipe post!!
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