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Eating Less – Inspired By Japanese Eating Style

Posted Dec 30 2009 10:51am

Clearly I’ve become unfocused and forgot about the basics. Right now I’m working on my eating behavior, to eat only when I’m truly hungry that’s when the stomach feels empty. I got inspired by Japanese eating style; bite size and smaller bowl. I even wanted a low Japanese dining table where I have to sit down on the floor, so I would be too lazy to get up for a second round.

But for now I switched my 8 inch plates to a 3.3 inch bowl which is about ½ cup. It works wonder because I’m able to control food intake better. It’s a little bit easier to recognize when my stomach is truly hungry too because I’m not being overfed. It’s a lot of food when it’s being served on a smaller plate. I can feel how I become less obsess about food, because often times I don’t want to drop what I’m doing so I’ll wait a little longer before deciding to eat. I don’t have hunger pangs that I’ve to eat something immediately.

It was difficult at Christmas dinner but I drank green tea instead of water during the meal. It’s like eating warm soup; it does fill up the stomach. I was able to drop a pound last week.

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