One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident

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Does Size Matter?

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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. 

Cereal Bowls

 

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.

cereal bulked up with berriesNow 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?




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    Anonymous

    July 10, 2007

    I like to bulk up my breakfast with coffee…well, I don’t actually put the coffee in the breakfast…I take a bite of my muffin and wash it down with black coffee. The sugar from my muffin sweetens my coffee, and the coffee mixed with the muffin kind of swells up to make me feel fuller (for longer). It also reminds me of going to Dunkin’ Doughnuts or Krispy Kreme and soaking my doughnut in my coffee. I guess it’s a less messy nostalgia trip from my fat 20’s days, really.
    Tina in Alabama

    Anonymous

    August 2, 2007

    My favorite breakfast is 1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese with 1/2 cup canned mandarin oranges and 1/2 cup fiber one cereal all mixed together-yummy!! I also love fat free vanilla yogurt mixed with a berry vitatop torn into pieces-heavenly!!
    Thanks for your fabulous site!
    Cyndee in Arizona

    Anonymous

    August 10, 2007

    I think the idea of a smaller plate is real. Like they say ‘You also eat with your eyes’ If you have a full plate (bowl), you don’t feel like you are being deprived.
    Jody in South Dakota

    Anonymous

    September 2, 2007

    I make a mean ‘egg beater’s’ omelet with a spray of pam for then pan and cherry tomatoes, onions, green peppers and mushrooms. Very filling and two points for the egg beaters.