Originally Posted on May 26th, 2007 3:04 pm
Someone asked me the other day if I did the small plate trick. You know, eat on smaller plates to trick your brain into thinking you are actually consuming more then you are.
I don’t know about you but I think it’s bogus. This morning I weighed out two bowls of Fiber One cereal. Which one do you think looks better? Bigger? If I only ate the one serving of cereal out of either bowl I would be completely unsatisfied.
What I think does matter is bulk. I’ve never hid the fact that I LOVE to eat. I mean really, I enjoy the process of eating. No wonder I had a weight issue. My love of eating paired with my lack of nutritional knowledge was a bad combination.
Now this is what I call a bowl of cereal. I’ve bulked it up with some fresh strawberries, blueberries and a sprinkle of Flaxseeds. You can add anything, a banana, raspberries, blackberries or even skip the milk and add a serving of cereal to your favorite light flavored yogurt. The yogurt is thicker and takes longer to eat.
Moral of the story here, it’s not size that matters it’s bulk. The one thing I owe Weight Watchers (well there is probably more) is that they taught me to bulk up my food with low point stuff. And guess what! That low point stuff is normally better for you anyway.
What do you do to bulk up your breakfast?