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Clean Plate Club

Monday, November 09, 2015

Thanks to my SP friend KALISWALKER and her blog....

"Here's a new way to look at those old rules around cleaning your plate: Every time you eat food your body doesn't need, you are wasting it! Waste it in the garbage not your body. ie. Do not eat your child's leftovers throw them out."

--This is something I have always struggled with and am learning to leave some on my plate and NOT eat the kids leftovers....

"You have a choice. If you get rid of leftover food by throwing it away or by eating it, you're wasting it -- but you chose how to do it." --- I am writing this out and putting it on my cabinet.

"If you're serious about managing your weight, you have to let go of cleaning your plate!"

Also, my pastor's sermon really hit home this weekend....
--"Lord, Change my desires, and give me the DISCIPLINE to do it" This is a prayer I need to pray every day.
--"The question we must ask each time we hear the Word of God: 'So what now?'' -- I need to also apply this to my knowledge of what to do regarding eating healthy. I know the right thing to do - now I just have to do it!
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    Carrie it takes practice but it is starting to happen
    1803 days ago
    Thank you for reminding me about the importance of discipline and choosing the desires to honor.
    1808 days ago

    Great thoughts ... I also think it helps me to use smaller plates (7 inches, rather than 9 inches) And I just make less food to begin with telling myself, if I am still hungry, I can have a healthy snack (Although most times I am not still hungry.)

    We also had a similar reading this past Sunday.
    Wishing you a beautiful week ahead

    1808 days ago
    Thank you for your blog.

    My parents (both children of the Great Depression) instilled the "clean plate club" into us. They also taught us not to waste anything - food, clothing, paper, metal, etc.

    Weight Watchers has long advocated that it is better to "waste" food than to let it go to your "waist". For some reason it didn't resonate with me, but your comments, especially your pastor's reflections, have hit me right between the eyes.


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    I left some of each of my lunch items today!! Now to do it every time!! At least more times than not! emoticon
    1809 days ago
  • SARBEAR5150
    Great insights!
    1809 days ago
    You have really given me food for though Carrie. Thanks. I was raised to clean my plate too and have a hard time leaving food on my plate. I will admit I am working hard to break that habit. Considering it took over 60 years to master it, it is taking time to un-do that habit.
    1809 days ago
    What a wonderful blog! I never really thought about it that way! We always preached that to our kids about belonging to the "Clean Plate Club", but seriously, I don't know how good a thing that is for them either! But that's really another subject. (the kids, that is....they do need to get all their nutrients to grow up strong).
    1809 days ago
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    the clean plate club is so hard to leave!
    but I love your pastor's question -- So what now? - That is going to be really useful!
    1809 days ago
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