Good morning all.
I didn't want to hijack any of the threads on the topic of eating and this morning I made a realization I wanted to share.
My wife and I are currently in Colorado visiting her parents. I have been on kitchen duty most of the time which I do not mind at all though I would like to site see at some point but no worries.
My father in law took us (my wife, mother in-law and myself) out to breakfast this morning to a nice little cafe. The menu was well diverse but not big with the typical American cuisine with a twist.
I order the corned beef hash with came with corned beef on the right side of the plate, over easy eggs on the top of the pate and hash browns on the left side of the plate. Not a bad presentation but I have seen better (and worse). It came with toast but I opted out and went with fruit.
My father in-law ordered the same but with toast, no fruit. He and my mother in-law are very skinny and healthy. My wife and I are overweight but active and watching what we eat.
When our food comes out, my father in-law looks at me and says "wow, this is a real big plate of food". I looked at it and agreed (to just be nice) like it was on the small side for this sort of dish. So I slowly eat, looking around at how my in-laws eat and my father in-law left a big portion his plate and so did my mother in law. They were saying how full they were. So I left some on the plate too along with my wife.
We have talked in the past on this forum about eating and how the difference is between eating among larger people and skinnier people. Yes, I agree upfront, there is a lot of exceptions to the rule (like skinnier people eating a lot at each meal for example).
If it was just me, I would have finished my plate all up. I am pretty sure my wife would have too. This was a good learning experience I must say. Will it change my habits.... we will see.
But I do know my downfall.... its portions (working on it) and habits and sugar intake. They all do work together but can and need to be addressed individually.
When I cook at home, its easy to watch my portions. Not so much when eating out. Something I need to work on.
Habits: He11, I would have eaten everything on my plate and perhaps more. Need to address this.
Sugar intake: I think it needs to be cold turkey on this one. I just cannot seem to eat one of something sweet. This saddens me.
Anyway, that is what I was thinking about as my in-laws gabbed away with my wife.