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Salt Is Handy



By accident, I discovered a handy trick to stop eating when I realized I was full - it's so trained into me that I should 'clean my plate' I often eat more than I really need.

When I was eating supper a couple of days ago I accidentally put salt on my food when I was reaching for the pepper shaker (the shakers are ceramic so I can't see 'through' them to know what I'm grabbing) I rarely put salt on anything so I was a little upset with myself that I'd 'spoiled' my broccoli.

I shook off what I could and finished my veggies - but I realized later that I could use this idea to 'stop' me from eating more than I require.

When I'm done my meal I'll shake an excess amount of salt over it and it won't tempt me to feel like I have to finish my plate.

As I get better about portioning only what I need, this tip will become pointless - but for now this is one way I can stop myself from eating too much when my stomach is 'full' and not be tempted to overdo it just because the food is sitting there on my plate.

I don't know what else to say - but it wants me to put another 600 characters in the box, so here's a couple of jokes for you.....

Q: What do you call it when you walk into a cafe you’re sure you’ve been to before?

A: Déjà brew
br>Spouse #1: Honey, this coffee tastes like dirt.
Spouse #2: That’s not surprising, dear, it was just ground this morning.

New word: Procaffeinating (n). – the tendency to not start anything until you’ve had your coffee

Q: What’s the technical name for a pot of coffee at work?

A: Break fluid

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  • POSEY150
    Good for you. You've found a way to solve a problem.
    I have found if I serve from the stove rather than place serving dishes on the table, we eat our servings then we aren't tempted to get seconds. It is even better if I put any leftovers in storage containers before we start to eat.Whatever works for you is good. emoticon - by POSEY150
  • I just might have to try this - too much salt is a real turn-off, so good for you for stumbling onto something that can help you get to the next level. - by MORAVIANSTAR
  • NJJEZ1
    Doesn' this effect your sodium level to a screamingly high level? People with high blood pressure should keep away emoticon - by NJJEZ1
  • Spouse #1: Honey, this coffee tastes like dirt.
    Spouse #2: That’s not surprising, dear, it was just ground this morning.

    My kind of joke! Silly <3 - by PINKLISSA
  • Interesting about salt and the jokes are cute! - by MARYJOANNA
  • A novel idea! Great that it works for you! - by MARYJOANNA
  • I will take one cup of decaf and that one w/o sugar! - by KHALIA2
  • I do know that salt is Not good for you and besides that they taste salty!!!! - by KHALIA2
  • Bad for you! You should not eat more than you really need! When you are full just stop eating!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon - by KHALIA2

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