The "Clean Plate Syndrome"
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Being raised by two post economic depression parents, I suffer from the clean plate syndrome.
I watch the seal a meal machine commercials(that say we waste hundreds even thousands of dollars) and say to my self, I don't need that because I don't throw any thing away.
My wife doesn't do this. When she feels full she stops eating. I actually feel bad about the two or three bites she's left on her plate and I sometimes eat them.
I'm trying to break that habit which comes from my Mother saying "here Take these last two bites of potatoes so I can wash the dish".
I have been trying not to have seconds but sometimes I justify them by saying they are just vegetables.
I do put leftovers away after a meal so they aren't conveniently on the kitchen counter. They usally provide lunches for the next day.
Judging by the drift of this blog, it must be time for the mid morning piece of fruit.