It’s Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend, so today’s post will be short.
Tonight I’ll be baking and prepping a large, large amount of food. In planning for this momentous occasion I’m reminded of why Eat Stop Eat works so well.
Quite simply – The amount of food people consume at a meal is determined to a large extent by the amount of food placed on the plate in front of them.
This simple fact is part of the reason why women have such a hard time with weight loss – When I go to the restaurant with my wife, and we order the same item off of the menu, we get the exact same meal….even though she weighs almost 50 pounds less than me.
From the restaurant, fast food, dining out point of view, it’s definitely a ‘man’s world’ most portion sizes are too much for your averaged sized adult male, let a lone an adult female.
So the point is this, without restraint – the amount you eat is the amount put in front of you.
Whether you are ‘eyeballing’ a portion of mashed sweet potatoes, or are eating at a restaurant, the amount you are served is the amount you eat, and is the amount you become accustomed to eating – it becomes your new normal – the amount you become used to eating.
This is part of why Eat Stop Eat works so well.
Restraint 24/7 can be mentally and emotionally taxing. It means constantly taking less, or even NOT finishing what’s on your plate.
Eat Stop Eat allows for an all or none approach once or twice a week, followed by moderate restraint the other days of the week. This is a large part of what makes Eat Stop Eat work so well. After all with Eat Stop Eat we abstain from eating once or twice a week, so that on the other days we can enjoy our food.
Because food is meant to be enjoyed.
Happy Canadian Thanks Giving!