Saturday, March 9, 2013

How do you handle your milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl?

You have given yourself a portion of cereal and some milk. You come to the end of the bowl and now you have extra milk. Do you pour yourself some more cereal?  Then what happens if you need more milk? Do you continue with this cycle?

Portion control is tough for anyone and there are so many outside influences that stand in the way. So what do you do in this situation? I suggest taking a few more spoonfuls of milk and pour the rest down the drain! Leave it at that.  Easier said than done, I know.  It may seem wasteful to some, but in weight loss it is helpful to learn to leave some food on your plate when you are done eating. The concept is, YOU control the food....It doesn't control you!  After so many years of having it ingrained into our heads to "clean" your plate, the idea of leaving some food behind is not easily undone.

It's okay to leave food behind! In fact it's a good habit to learn.If it is something unthinkable to you, start with a tiny piece of food, even a pea and go from there.


  1. I definitely agree to what people should do with the extra milk in the bowl..... but my question is what happens if you want to finish the extra milk left over but it's too sugary, should you still add more milk to make it less sugary?

  2. Gina, I am going to leave this question for you to answer? What do you think?