Is it when your belt is too tight and you need to loosen it? Is it when your plate is empty? Is it only when everyone else is finished eating? If you said “yes” to any of those questions, you may be having a hard time knowing when you’re actually full.
As a nation, Americans are over-served, portion wise, so we tend to over eat. This is due to the fact that as children we were always told to finish what’s on our plate. “There are hungry children in (fill in whichever country your mother used).”
If we could only learn to understand the cues our bodies offer us, we would do a much better job at eating enough and not too much.
I belonged to a weight loss group a few years ago and my leader used to always tell us how our bodies would send a cue when we were full – we only had to pay attention. What was that cue? It was a sigh.
The next time you sit down to a meal, pay attention to your “sighs” – if you do, you may be more pleased with your “size”.