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Couldn’t finish high-fat meal
Yesterday I wrote about how it’s possible, likely even, that people consume more of a low-fat product than a full-fat one because the skimmed product is far less satisfying. Last night I couldn’t finish my tea. I had chicken bound in full-fat mayonnaise, sprinkled with paprika and served in an avocado half with lots of green salad leaves for company.
I had to push it to one side when I was about halfway through. This is something new to me. In my pre-diet days, I would never leave a plate unfinished. I would gobble it all up and still want more. But since I’ve been dieting, when I’m full I stop eating.
Save it till the morning after
No, I didn’t eat my leftover chicken salad in the morning. I just love that Duran Duran song about saving it till the morning after. Course the song isn’t about food at all but anyway, my point is fear of throwing food away has always previously seen me finish my plate even when I’m full. Often long beyond I’m full. Well no more! Either save it for the next day if you can or if necessary, get rid. Give it to the dog or feed the birds with it.
I also posted yesterday that not counting calories but eating a high protein/high fat diet may well mean I’m automatically eating less calories anyway. Because they are the more filling ones.
Not all calories are equal. I don’t care what some scientists say. They’re not. Some fill you faster. Full fat does so you eat less so you lose weight. How much more science do you need?
Have a fun Thursday.