How can you eat all that? That looks great but that’s A LOT of food! I could NEVER eat all that!
Ouch. Sadly this is an all too common comment written when someone PROUDLY shares a photo of their amazing meal in our Facebook Support Groups.
Remember how it made you feel when your Mother embarrassed you by saying ‘DO YOU REALLY NEED MORE POTATO SALAD?’ in front of everyone at the barbecue? Or an Uncle pointed out that you ate a lot for a 7 year old.
Well those feelings never die. It hurts when someone judges the amount of the food on your plate… even though we are all limited by four ounce pouches.
THAT is not the only issue. Many of use USE TINY PLATES and the food only *looks* like a lot. Let’s look at a real world example:
Three glasses, all contain the exact same amount.
Still think you can judge how much is on that plate? How big is the plate… 12 inches, 7 inches, 4 inches? Even a deviled egg looks pretty big in a small dish!
Just because its on a plate doesn’t mean someone is eating it *all* either.
When building your plate we use those trusty scales and measuring cups but we also listen to the loud signals sent by Band, Pouch, or Sleeve telling us we have had enough.
Most Important of All: Stop telling others they are doing portion size wrong and focus on getting it right for yourself.