How to Approach a Meal

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Approach the food like a normal Thin Eater—someone not greedy or fearful. Start by serving yourself half of what you used to eat or by cutting the food in half. Next, rate your foods. Taste each item. Eat the tastiest morsels first. Leave behind the least favorite, dry, messy-looking bites. Eat smaller bites and savor each one. Sip your drink between bites to wash the palate off so you can start over and taste the next bite. Stop when your stomach feels politely full—this volume will vary between individuals. In its relaxed state, the stomach is about the size of your fist. Please note that American serving sizes are any- where from 3 to 10 times larger than what individuals eat in other parts of the world. Wrap up the leftovers and save them for later or ask for a carryout. Keep telling yourself that you can eat the next time you get hungry.

 

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